Ranbir Kapoor is the new favourite at Yash Raj Films. After starring in YRF’s Bachna Ae Haseeno and the forthcoming Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year, Ranbir will now star in a film to be directed by Aditya Chopra. The film will go on the floors early next year. Ranbir was best choice for the forthcoming film as Aditya is ready with his new film’s script and his favourite actor and closest friend Shah Rukh Khan has no available dates for the next two years
Shah Rukh Khan had starred in all the three films directed by Aditya, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
A source said, “Aditya was keen to direct Dhoom 3 however they didn’t finalise a script that Aditya was keen enough to direct. Even Yashji was scheduled to direct a film after Veer-Zaara but that too did not work out. When Aditya realised that Dhoom 3 is not working out as expected and Shah Rukh is already busy with Don 2 and Farah Khan’s film Happy New Year, he wrote this fresh young love story, which will star Ranbir.”
Move over SRK
We were the first ones to tell you that Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan will not be hosting the Filmfare awards this year. And now it’s official. In stead of the two Khans, another Khan (Imran) and a Kapoor (Ranbir) are jointly hosting the awards next Sunday.
A source spills the beans, “Ranbir and Imran are good friends and have a great equation. They both are polar opposites, with Imran being shy and reserved, while Ranbir is a total brat. They have worked on a hilarious script and plan to have a ball at the awards.” Apart from the duo, Farhan Akhtar and Karan Johar too will host a segment.
Not very long ago, media was abuzz with reports about Mani Ratnam roping in Ranbir Kapoor for Raavana. As we discovered, that wasnâ€™t happening.
But now, after three projects with Abhishek Bachchan, Mani is all set to direct Ranbir. Rensil Dâ€™Silva has penned a film about an upwardly-mobile young Indianâ€™s search for his bearings in London. And it will be this young man that Ranbir will play.
To be shot entirely in London, the currently untitled film is about the cultural and emotional confusion Ranbirâ€™s NRI character will face.
Says Rensil, who has also written Raavana for Mani, â€œThis is the third film Iâ€™ve written for Mani. The other was Lajjo (the Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor project thatâ€™s been sidelined for now).
By Devansh Patel, July 29, 2008 – 14:48 IST
You can’t be a film old and then get so lucky. First film with SRK’s production, Red Chillies and second with Yash Raj Films. I guess by the time Deepika is ten films old; she would have worked with Indian Film Industry’s top ten production houses. And that is exactly where the problem lies. While the new generation of actors, have exploded themselves like a comet in Bollywood, what remains to be seen is how long they do last in India’s most competitive and fierce professions. Well, Deepika Padukone thinks she will. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama’s Devansh Patel, the dimpled beauty answers my questions to whether Bachna Ae Haseeno will be her boyfriends first big hit. Whether Bipasha and Minissha are a complete mis-match for Ranbir, will she last as long as Aishwarya Rai, what makes the song ‘Khuda Jaane’ so special, whether she will work with SRK again and will she invite me for her wedding. Deepika has the answers for you.
How different is it to be working with your off screen boyfriend on screen?
It doesn’t really make much of a difference because at the end of the day when you’re working and you’re a part of the film, you are not really looking at whether he is your boyfriend or not because you’re in your work space at that moment.
Your debut film took you to a lavish red carpet premiere in London. Where is Bachna Ae Haseeno going to take you?
Well I don’t know what Yash Raj has planned for this film but I’m sure it will go somewhere as far as the premiere is concerned and for the film, it will go places.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deppika Padukone are currently the hottest couple in Bollywood, but unlike most actors, Ranbir Kapoor has no qualms talking about his lady love.
Time and again the couple’s relationship has been scrutinised by the media. In a recent interview, Ranbir Kapoor sought to put to rest all the hype around the relationship to rest by answering all the questions that were thrown his way.
When quizzed about his relationship with Deepika, Ranbir said, “I have admitted she is my girlfriend and I am in a relationship with her and thats it. There is nothing beyond that. We are very young right now and want to concentrate on our careers.”
But even after all those confessions of love Ranbir wants to put a stop to the constant scrutiny of their relationship once and for all.
By Devansh Patel, July 31, 2008 – 16:10 IST
It seems like Minissha Lamba is worried that I’ve been getting to know her too quickly. Her flawless face has already graced the cover of numerous magazines and newspapers after she starred in films like Corporate, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd and Dus Kahaniyaan. The delightful Miss Minissha is unabashed in her enthusiasm. And why not? At 23, she is clearly enjoying herself and proving too, that’s she’s got the talent to match the belief that has been shown in her by some top filmmakers. So far, she has played a small but undoubtedly eye catching role in the films I’ve just mentioned but playing the magnificent ‘Mahi’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Yash Raj’s next has proved to be one of the most vivid experiences of her career so far. In this exclusive, the actress gives Bollywood Hungama’s Devansh Patel a guided tour of her new film Bachna Ae Haseeno, Bipasha Basu, Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Anand, her Patiala dress and her yet-to-be-boyfriend.
You’re ten films old Minissha in just three years. For a woman who wanted to pursue journalism is now herself the Page 3 girl. Any regrets?
Not at all. No regrets. When things are going positive and you’re happy being where you are, there will never be regrets.
So tell me how did this cute Minissha with a smile to die for land up in Bachna Ae Haseeno?
(Laughs) I think you’ve given all the pre requisites for a person to anyway land up. I mean, if it were anything else maybe it’d have been very difficult actually. Well, it was as simple as me getting a call from the producers of our film Mr. Chopra who wanted to meet me. I didn’t know for what. When I met him, I discovered that some project was happening and in a few days time I was told to come and listen to the script. Of course, one doesn’t have to listen or have a second thought about working with Yash Raj Films and that’s how BAH happened.
Does that mean you got the role without being screen tested or auditioned?
No I didn’t give any auditions nor was I screen tested.
After having had her track cut out of Bachna Ae Haseeno, Katrina Kaif has signed two films in quick succession opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
After Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, it is Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti. In this political thriller, which also stars Ajay Devgan and Manoj Bajpai, Katrina will be seen as Ranbir’s love interest.
This will be a novel experience for the two actors as Prakash Jha is known for his raw political thrillers. The director says, “I needed an actress who’d look convincing as an intelligent, modern, cultured girl of today. Katrina fit the bill perfectly.