Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Gossip: Pour one out...

It's not Bollywood but let's all pour one out for Kashmiri girl band Pragaash who has came under fire from religious fundamentalists recently and broke up under the pressure.

Music is so important in our lives and for girls, especially, the ability to play an instrument and feel that comradeship with your bandmates is something special. It's a real shame what happened.

Foreign tourism boards fight for Indian film money.

However, producers are divided over the advantages of shooting a movie or song abroad. S A Chandrasekhar, director and producer, said, "My experience with Hong Kong was different. Hong Kong tourism was of great help but it cost me 2 crore to shoot two reels, around half my film's budget. We need to make shoots abroad economicaland cheaper than shooting in India."

Tusshar Kapoor wants to do a sitcom like Friends or Seinfeld.

Sonakshi's role in Bullet Raja.

The role, one is told by a reliable source, is inspired by actress Nagma who actually started off in Hindi cinema, failed to make much headway, headed to the South where she became the No.1 actress. From the South Nagma headed to Bhojpuri cinema where she was again the reigning queen for several years.

Huma Quershi for Dedh Ishqiya.

Akshay throws a little charity work to Tanisha and signs her in a Marathi film he's producing.

Nothing can stem the tide of exotic imports in bikinis.

This has been reported before but Salman looking to ease out of action roles. This article puts a non-violence spin on it:

Says the source, “What Salman loved in ‘Stalin’ was the idea of a human chain formed to fight corruption. In the film Chiranjeevi helps distressed people. When they want to express their gratitude he tells them to get other people to join in the endeavour to help the needy. Salman loved the idea. It went very well with the whole concept of ‘Being Human’ that is so close to his heart.”

Interview with Lauren Gottlieb...

1 comment:

odadune said...

The Stalin remake is a clever move all the way around. It's something they can film relatively quickly without too many technical challenges or making the star do too much strenuous stuff. People seemed to feel that Salman's brothers did better writing/directing the character stuff in Dabanng 2 than they did w/ the action stuff, so this plays to their strengths, maybe.

Also, if they're still aiming for an Eid release, it's a clever piece of touchy-feely counterprogramming against the Once Upon A Time In Mumbai sequel, which will probably just as long on machismo and short on plot as the first one.

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