Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Welcome Back Madhuri

The Times of India published an interview with Madhuri Dixit on October 3 that reveals Madhuri is coming back to the big screen. However, she didn't tell the newspaper when this is going to happen. Madhuri will be starring in a film produced by her business manager Rikku Rakeshnath, who says "it was on Madhuri's insistence that I decided to start my own production house." He also added ''Madhuri will be acting in one of the films I plan to start shortly."

Last time we saw her on the big screen was in 2002 playing opposite Shahrukh Khan in both Devdas and Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam.

Madhuri Dixit, 39, started her 'filmi' career in Swati (1986) at the age of 19, but it was Tezaab (1988) that boosted her career and got her to stardom. Some even believe Tezaab to be her debut film as she wasn't well known before that. Madhuri has won the millions of hearts ever since, and has been an excellent actor and entertainer. We would love to see her act again.

I personally don't know what movies Rakeshnath is producing, but according to IMDB, Madhuri is starring in these two films: Engineer directed by Alagam Perumal, and in a Mani Ratnam film The Mahabharata which stars some of the biggest names of Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff, Kamal Hassan, Manoj Bajpai, Karan Johar and, of course, Madhuri plus a whole lot of other actors. She is having hell of a comeback!

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Two Entries For Oscar!

Rang De Basanti Few days back, the official entry for the Oscars from Bollywood was announced to be the Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti. This is the second time a Bollywood movie is nominated for Best Foreign Movie Award. Both (official) entries have starred Aamir Khan, the first being Lagaan.

Lage Raho Munna Bhai is supposedly being sent to the Oscars as an independent entry. That one nobody saw coming! According to the producer of the film, Vidhu Vinod, this decision was taken based on the "record number of fan mails" that they had received from all over the world. Well, from where I see, Lage Raho Munna Bhai really deserves the recognition.

We wish them both movies best of luck, and hope they earn us the first Oscar for Bollywood ever!

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Don Crew Miss Malaysia

Don - The Chase Begins AgainNow that the shooting of the Shahrukh Khan starrer film 'Don - The Chase Begins Again' is finished in Malaysia and the crew are back home in India, they have started to miss Malaysia. The reason being all the party and fun they there.

Director and producer of the film, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, have made sure that the crew enjoyed their time in Malaysia. "We made sure everyone got a weekly off and played every possible game. We organised volleyball between the crew from India and crew from Malaysia every weekend, and ended up winning the match most of the time, perhaps because Malaysians play football and not volleyball!" says Ritesh "We would either party or go for fun dinners. We would also frequent the local bars," he adds.

Based on the trailers and movie stills, we can conclude that this approach has definitely paid off in terms of quality of work and effort put in the creation of the film. The promos look stunning.

Don - The Chase Begins will be released this Diwali/Eid.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Bipasha Says No To Working With Emraan

BipashaAccording to IndiaFM, Bipasha Basu was offered the lead role opposite Emraan Hashmi in Woh Lamhe. But Bipasha rejected the offer not due to having something personal against Emraan or his 'kissing image'. She didn't do the role because she thought she would seem taller and bigger with Emraan. Wow, interesting reason but I bet this isn't the actual reason, but only an excuse to avoid Emraan and to the shut the press up.

The two actors have previously appeared together in Vikram Bhatt's Footpath, but as brother and sister. Surprisingly, Emraan has also left the Woh Lamhe and the lead roles have gone to Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Phir Hera Pheri On Diwali/Eid 2007

In case you didn't know this yet, there is going to be a third film in the Hera Pheri series. After the tremendous success of the first two, I don't think there is any reason they shouldn't go ahead with the third installment.

Hera Pheri III which hasn't been titled yet will star the same lead male actors, i.e Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal playing the roles of Raju, Shyam and Baburao (or Ganpatrao Apte).

Feroz A Nadiadwala, the producer of the film, has signed Anees Bazmee to write and direct Hera Phera III. At first, Neeraj Vora who directed Phir Hera Pheri was asked to do the third as well, but he declined the offer. It is not known yet who the rest of the cast and crew would be or how the story will continue. We can only hope Anees Bazmee does just as good a job as his predecessors. The film is planned for release on Diwali/Eid 2007.

Bazmee's previous successes in the comic genre includes last year's hit movie No Entry which he both wrote and directed.

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Shiny Ahuja Cries For Real

Normally, film actors use glycerine to help them cry (I wonder how much glycerine was used for Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna), but that is not the case for Shiny Ahuja star of Gangster and the ucoming film Zindagi Rocks opposite the gorgeous Susmita Sen. Shiny uses another technique to get the job done. He says he imagines himeself in a certain emotional state, and the tears get rolling naturally.

"It's difficult, but most of the time I place myself in a given situation and automatically tears start rolling down," he told the Mumbai Mirror newspaper. "It's human instinct and I think every actor should practice it." We think so too Ahuja but not everyone is a perfectionist like you, are they?

Shiny's previous movies include Gangster, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow, Karam, Sins
and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. He also had a guest appearance in this years blockbuster Fanaa.

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Idol Reports - Yet another blog!

Idol reports is a Bollywood news portal.