I have a feeling director Manish Tiwary agrees with me.
"To make it novel, you have to start from the basics - how you treat the meaning of love and the treatment of the surrounding cast. We realised that the film needed more antagonists to oppose the love, which the lovers have," he said.
There should be an All Antagonist Film at some point - like a reverse Expendables - where Makrand Deshpande, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raaj, Ravi Kishan, Rahul Dev, Pradeep Rawat, Paresh Rawal, Vidyut Jamwal, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Pratima Kazmi all gang up together to pull off some scheme or other. Maybe to break Pran or Prem Chopra or Ranjeet out of jail and get him to his granddaughter's wedding? It could be like a heist-road trip-wedding film... but with a million villains.
Deepika, run as fast as you can. Do NOT sign a film with Madhur Bhandarkar. Do not. Seriously, just don't.
RANVEEEEEEER! This guy just kills me.
I remember me and Vikram scratching our heads thinking how to do and what to do, spending nights going over what was written, dialogues, etc. And Sonakshi would come next day all casual, asking what she has to do, get her directions and then she would just deliver! And here I and Vikram are scratching our heads thinking whether she has any attachment with the character or what? But that’s the kind of actor she is. She understands that films are about capturing life’s moments. And life’s moments are not planned and not rehearsed and they are completely spontaneous and organic!
Poorly formatted interview but fun!
Jiah aur Jiah seems more like a gimmick or acting exercise than a film.
The filmmaker added, “I needed two actresses with very specific cultural backgrounds. It had to be Richa and Kalki. And I was sure I wanted them to swap their cultural identities. I wanted Richa to play the Tamilian and Kalki in the Punjaban. They are such deviously accomplished actresses. This is their chance to take another unexpected route."
I'm sure it will be an interesting experience for the two actresses but will the result be worth watching?
After his Thuppaki remake with Akki, AR Murugadoss has signed on with Fox Star for another Hindi film.
John Abraham buys the rights for Korean film The Man From Nowhere.
And remake rights to two old Amitabh films have also been purchased by producer Jayantilal Gada, whose only credit so far appears to be a Nagesh Kukunoor film, as part of PEN India, whose website has this great tidbit under "Recent Successful Releases:"
CHATUR SINGH 2 STARS starring Sanjay Dutt, Amisha Patel and others in August 2011
So, we'll be looking forward to those then.
Sona is probably not going to be a part of Dabangg 3: The Prequel.
Also, how much do I love the many, many promos of Ranveer and Sonakshi where "Sonakshi Sinha, meanwhile, looked bemused while he uttered this" could be applied.
Do we really have to "rediscover" Aditya Roy Kapur? Can't we leave him buried?
Says Vipul [Shah], "I always believed in Aditya's talent. That's why I gave him the central part in Action Replayy. And let me remind you, he played a rockstar in my film London Dreams long before Aashiqui 2. Unfortunately, these films didn't do well. But he got noticed. Now he has a huge fan-following. And that makes me very proud. Yes, we will be working together soon."
This is embarrassing for everybody on so many levels...
Bombay Talkies is going to London... keep an eye out, London-ites.
A look at the many "strugglers" trying to break into Bollywood.
The industry is judgmental and prone to objectifying aspiring actors. “Oh, we’re objectified all the time,” said Suwalka. “You’re too chubby for some ad, your face is not ‘young’ enough, you don’t look adequately urbane or your face is not rural enough – you’re never without some flaw or the other.” You’d expect someone like Suwalka to be shaken by stories like these, but her sympathies are with the clients and the directors. “What to do? Who’ll pay to watch not-so-nice looking people,” she said with a smile.
The TOI has a piece up on film crews needing to shell out payola to shoot in Goa. I'm not sure about the facts here. My instinct is to be on the side of the neighborhoods the film crews are rolling into - people should be compensated - but who knows if the cash is actually reaching the people whose lives are inconvenienced and whose neighborhoods are being used.
In the depressingly active Bollywood Crime Corner, Suraj Pancholi has finally been granted bail.
And a gruesome twist to the story of Jatin-Lalit's murdered sister.
And here we go! The ONE worthwhile part of Ramaiya Vastaviya. That Girish has ZERO star quality. Zero. But I love that Prabhudeva was like, "Fuck, well, we gotta have at least one selling point to the film... HOW ABOUT ME DANCING?!" (Yes.)