• High Production Quotient
    imgr8 | June 5, 2009, 10:05 AM | 2 comments | 0 views

    High Production Quotient
    Deepa Karmalkar, Geety Sahgal Posted: Jun 05, 2009 at 1248 hrs IST

    Slow and steady is the production mantra for the world’s most prolific film industry Bollywood corporate houses and traditional banners are shooting films steadfastly. Never mind the global recession and never mind the multiplex – producers’ stand-off, production houses haven’t let adversities dampen their spirits. There have been certain delays and some putting on the backburner instances, but as we checked out the production muster and analysed the release slate, we discovered that it’s life ‘almost’ as usual in the filmdom.
    While established banners Yash Raj Films and Dharma Productions stick to their high-gloss, star-studded projects like New York and My Name Is Khan, Mukta Arts is experimenting with character-led comedies like Paying Guests and Hello Darling. Orthodox Rajshri Productions ,that championed the cause of Indian cultrure and values, is now thinking afresh by launching an Indo-Japanese romance based in the UK to be directed by debutante director Aarti Bagdi!

    Winds of change are blowing in Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Production as the king of romance is all set to make a sci-fi Ra-One which is the tale of a robot.Aamir Khan Productions has three unusual films on the floors being directed by three debutant directors – Kiran Rao (Dhobi Ghat), Abhinav Deo (Delhi Belly) and yet -untitled venture by Anusha Rizvi.

    The Bhatt brothers and Vishesh Films stick by their resolve of making films based on real-life incidents, like their upcoming feature Jashn is inspired by the telly talent hunt contests and Tum Mile is based on Mumbai floods.

    Corporate biggie UTV is ready to release Ram Gopal Verma’s horror film Agyaat, a comedy – Aage Se Right in addition to Hook Ya Crook, Season’s Greetings and Filmcity that are in various stages of production. (more…)

  • Hrithik, the great
    shetty | January 26, 2008, 8:13 PM | 2 comments | 0 views

    Hrithik, the great

    Shaheen Raaj finds out all about Hrithik Roshan’s historical journey in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ .

    Hrithik Roshan has finally ventured out, once again, of the Filmkraft home turf. The die was cast with Sanjay Gadvi’s Dhoom 2 and now he is eating, drinking, walking, sleeping and breathing nothing else but Ashutosh Gowarikar’s magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar.

    Excerpts from an interview: (more…)

    shetty | January 26, 2008, 12:07 AM | no comments | 0 views


    Hrithik Roshan

    Lata Khubchandani interviews Hrithik Roshan

    How was working with Ashutosh Gowarikar?
    He’s one of the most evolved directors I’ve worked with. My primary reason for doing Jodhaa Akbar was that I wanted to work with him.

  • Ash cherishes ’07, year she tied the knot
    shetty | January 25, 2008, 10:14 PM | 34 comments | 0 views


    Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is difficult to pin down for an interview; but is always in the news for one reason or another. Here she is, in an interview with entertainment editor of CNN-IBN, Rajeev Masand.

    Rajeev Masand: How would you describe the last one year? Approximately this time, last year, Guru had just released and it gave good reviews to the box office and your engagement was announced soon after and there was this world wind of the marriage, lots of travelling, and getting to know the family.

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: It is a very special time. I will cherish 2007 for multiple reasons, more obviously so because Abhishek and I got married and I am very thankful to god. I feel blessed. It is beautiful and super special. (more…)

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