The trend of blocking holiday release dates, a year or more in advance, continues. Anurag Kashyap has announced the release date of his film with Ranbir Kapoor titled ‘Bombay Velvet’. The film, also starring Anushka Sharma, will release during Christmas 2014.
Anurag’s Phantom Films will be co-producing the film with Fox Star Studios.
“We are delighted to partner with Anurag Kashyap on his next directorial venture ‘Bombay Velvet’. What will make this cinematic journey unique will be the presence of Ranbir and Anushka as the lead protagonists,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios said in a statement.
Bombay Velvet is set in Mumbai in an era spanning from 1950s to 1970s. It is the first film of a trilogy on how the city became a metropolis.
(Unfortunately, despite such rampant corruption, the opposition is too weak. Had it been strong and united like the post emergency phase, they would have walked all over Congress, like then)
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Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; May 20, 2013)
They are practically neighbours in Bandra Bandstand where both the actors reside. And looks like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan were not many kilometers apart even while they were shooting for their respective films till recently. Sources say both the stars were in Goa till about two days back.
MUMBAI MIRROR (May 20, 2013)
It’s a wrap for Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again, with the film having reached dubbing stage. Spotted in the studio were lead actors Akshay Kumar and Imran Khan; Akshay in a khaki pathani and Imran in jeans and a white vest. Akshay, whose character is modelled on the lines of Dawood Ibrahim, is togged up in pathani suits for the most part of the film. For many years now, the actor has been dressing for his part, even while dubbing. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again is slated to hit screens on August 8, the same day Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chennai Express is scheduled for release.
Producer Ratan Jain says it may take some time before he starts with the project
Agencies (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 20, 2013)
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; May 20, 2013)
RANBIR ON DEEPIKA
Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 20, 2013)
Producer Siddhartha Jain has acquired a reputation for out-of-the-box movies with wacky titles. Bloody Veer, Disco Valley (subtitled Sex Drugs Aur Chutiyaapa), Doll Tewari, Jaa Chudail Jaa, Kinky Aur Pinky, Bollywood Striptease, Size Zero and The B-Grade Movie are some of his upcoming films.
Now Jain’s iRock Films is all set to out-do itself in the field of wacky titles and themes. Their new film is entitled Saxxxkidukaan.com.
The film is about a sex-toy shop in the heart of a newly developed industrial city like Gurgaon in Haryana. And the toys, hold your breath, would be the real stuff imported from Scandinavian countries and Europe. Says Jain, “There is a virtual explosion of sex-related activities and merchandise in the neo-affluent sections of society. My film is about a shop selling sex toys.”
Eventually Jain intends to introduce sex toys stores in India. And Jain intends to make the store as well-stacked as possible. The temptations in the sex-toy shop would all be imported from countries such as Sweden and Mexico where sex-related merchandise is booming business.
MID-DAY (May 20, 2013)
If we didn’t know enough about how Badmaash Babli is (Priyanka Chopra’s first-ever item number), imagine having to study about her in school books.
We all know that Salman Khan is in Goa these days completing his next schedule of ‘Mental’. But the latest buzz is that the actor still doesn’t hesitate to reply when asked about his only rival in the industry, Shah Rukh Khan. If sources are to be believed, Salman Khan has tagged SRK as an ‘over actor’!!
Everyone is aware about Sallu’s witty humour and while he was chilling with his crew members they all ended up playing a rapid fire game. The source says, “Salman was supposed to answer 5 questions promptly. When he was asked who does he think is a fine actor, he replied Naseeruddin Shah. Then he was asked who does je think is an overactor, without even thinking for a second he answered Shah Rukh. That reply did leave everybody stunned!
It is heard that Aamir Khan and SRK have managed to forget the differences and are on the verge of patching up. But will Salman Khan- SRK difference ever solve? By the looks of it, guess its ‘NO’.
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After a hiatus, the double role phenomenon is back in Bollywood with Arjun Kapoor-starrer Aurangzeb. Resting on an interesting premise and laced with some brilliant performances, Aurangzeb does have its moments. But it’s the execution and certain glitches in the script that very sadly makes Aurangzeb an average fare.
The story of the movie: Yashwardhan Singh (Jackie Shroff) is a real-estate mogul in Gurgaon who also deals in several illegal and criminal activities. His son, Ajay (Arjun Kapoor) is a spoilt brat who has no interest in Yashwardhan’s business and prefers to hang out with friends or girlfriend Ritu (Sasheh Aagha) for long hours. DCP Ravikant Phogat (Rishi Kapoor) wants to expose Yashwardhan, for more reasons that the obvious ones. One day purely by chance, Ravikant’s nephew, ACP Arya Phogat (Prithviraj Sukumaran) comes across Ajay’s lookalike Vishal (Arjun Kapoor) in Nainital. Ravikant, on learning about the same, hatches a plan – he kidnaps Ajay and plants Vishal in his place. Vishal is expected to get the confidential details of Yashwardhan’s deals, especially the ones that can bring him down. Trouble begins when Vishal has a change of heart.
BOMBAY TIMES (May 19, 2013)
Akshay Kumar has a way of patronising his heroines by giving them multiple projects. If you check his past and present screen records, you’ll notice that the actor has a tendency to repeat his heroines till they get married or move on. Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Twinkle Khanna, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif have done multiple films with him. But his current favourite is Sonakshi Sinha. Sona, unlike the other girls whose career graphs Akshay has rewritten to a large extent, was already a blockbuster heroine because of her debut with Bollywood’s superhero Salman Khan in Dabangg (2010). Yet, it is Akki who is responsible for giving her some amazing breaks. He signed her for Rowdy Rathore and Joker almost simultaneously, gave her a song in his home-production OMG Oh My God and was also happy to have her included as the heroine in two of his hottest projects — Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again and the Thuppaki remake. From the looks of it, the Akshay-Sona jodi may outlive his hit pairing with Katrina too.
DNA (May 19, 2013)
Ranbir Kapoor, who recently shot for a special number with Madhuri Dixit for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani talks about his crush on her in a candid conversation with Karan Johar on HISTORY TV18’s Bollywood@100. Ranbir confesses, “I have always been an ardent admirer of Madhuri and her sex appeal is beyond compare to any current actresses.”
Sunday Mid Day pays a pictorial tribute to the ace lensman who passed away earlier this week
Shubha Shetty Saha (MID-DAY; May 19, 2013)
Death Note Manga series - One of the brilliant series that I have ever come across after Prison Break. Brilliant concept, brilliant execution, brilliant dialogues and the war between good and evil or between the world’s 2 best minds.
Death Note is about a Note Book that has fallen into the human world from the Shinigami World. Whoever touches the Death note is able to see the Shinigami (monster type from the other world who used to be the actual owner of the book) and this death note happens to be real. Whose ever names written on the book shall die of heart attack within 40sec. You can very well control the time and action of the death but all you need is the real name and face of the person whose name will be written on the death note so that others are not affected from its results if the name turns out alias.
Light Yagami – Son of Police Chief is the brilliant college student who has always excelled lands up with this death note book. He starts killing the criminals all over the world by writing their names on the death note, soon his actions gets noticed by the general public and Police all over the world. He is named as Kira by his worshippers that gives him confidence of establishing crime free world and starts to think of himself as the new God of this new Crime free world.
Meanwhile police of Japan as well as other countries run out of ideas on how to find out about mysterious deaths and man behind these deaths, Kira. Finally they are left with only one option and that is to seek the help of World’s best detective otherwise known as “L”. “L” has solved almost all difficult cases that were seemingly possible. World police and especially Japan offers him to give full support to crack down this case and hunt down Kira.
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GO GOA GONE collected around 18.75 crore nett in week one as the weekday collections were steady although on the lower side. The film has seen a huge reductions of shows on its 8th day and so, a 25 crore nett collections looks the best case scenario for its lifetime business.
The bulk of the business for the film has come from Mumbai and Delhi/UP with these two circuits contributing over 75% of the all India business. Other circuits like East Punjab and Mysore which tend to collect better for multiplex films did not collect as they should have.
GIPPI managed found an audience at metros. The film was released at limited screens [and limited shows] and keeping that factor in mind, the overall business is satisfactory. Breakup:-
Friday 75 lacs
Saturday 1 crore
Sunday 1.25 crore
Monday 40 lacs
Tuesday 40 lacs
Wednesday 35 lacs
Thursday 35 lacs
Total: 4.50 crore
[Source: Taran Adarsh]
SHOOTOUT AT WADALA has collected around 51.50 crore nett in two weeks. The second week drop was around 75%.
Meena Iyer and Renuka Vyavahare (BOMBAY TIMES; May 18, 2013)
DNA (May 18, 2013)
When Hrithik Roshan had dropped in to meet Dutt at his home immediately after his sentence was announced, he bumped into many actors there. Ajay Devgn and Mahesh Bhatt who were also present, were garnering support for Dutt. They were urging Sanju’s pals to speak up for him. When Bhatt asked Hrithik if he would show his support for his Agneepath co-star Sanju, in front of the TV crews, Duggu immediately said yes. Ajay, who was scheduled to talk to the channels the following day told him that he would call him to inform him of the venue and the timing. But the next day Hrithik remained unavailable to give bytes to the channels. Says an insider, “The venue was fixed at Devgn’s office (a few minutes away from Hrithik’s Juhu home). but there was no response from the Krrrish 3 actor. After many calls, Ajay received a message from one of Hrithik’s staffer that the actor was unable to attend as he had to attend to some other prior commitment!” Perhaps the actor who is known for approaching things in a very correct manner, didn’t want to make a statement on a judgement passed by the honourable court. But Dutt’s friends and family took notice of this ‘rebuff’.