Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Do you know how Varun Dhawan's film Badlapur got its title?

Sriram Raghavan's Badlapur a dark thriller, produced by Dinesh Vijan of Maddock films created a whole lot of curiosity around its title .Why the movie is named Badlapur, well apparently the story behind its title, is rather interesting.

The film which is largely based on revenge - "Badla. It’s about a man Raghu played by Varun Dhawan who sets out to take revenge after being wronged and undergoes a transition during the course of the story, leading to `badlav' (change)."

And those familiar with Mumbai are aware that there is a station named Badlapur on the Central Railway. It's heard that, Badlapur used to be one of the stations where the trains would change tracks. This aspect has massive role to play in the film as the station features in the backdrop when the movie plot undergoes a change.

Badlapur, presented by Eros International and Maddock Films, is all set to release on 20th Feb.

Read Badlapur review here!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Evelyn Sharma Impresses Mithoon Da with her dancing

Evelyn Sharma who will be seen in Ishqedariyan opposite Mahaakshay Chakraborty earned herself "kya baat - kya baat" from none other than Grand Master Mithoon Da...

Note: Remember Mimoh aka Mahaakshay, Mithun Chakraborty and Yogita Bali's son, debuted in Bollywood with Jimmy in 2008 and was last seen in multi-starer Enemmy - Law and Disorder?

Evelyn who has been learning kathak for a while now has taken dancing rather seriously.

On the sets of the film Evelyn broke into an impromptu jiggy.

Mithoon Da who was visiting the sets same day couldn't help but notice the style and poise that Evelyn had in her dance.

Post the small 2 minute performance he gave her the signature applaud in his style from the popular show Dance India Dance.

Evelyn who was so thrilled by this says, "to receive a gesture of appreciation from Mithoon Da was so over whelming...

I can proudly say my efforts and hrs of practicing has finally paid off !"

We would love to see Evelyn Sharma perform on silver screen someday. What say dear readers - Yes / No?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Kamal Haasan's Tamil Drama 'Uttama Villain' to release on April 2, 2015

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" will hit the theatres April 2. Eros International has bagged the theatrical rights of the film along with its Telugu dubbed version.

"We are extremely proud to associate with Eros, the most powerful and successful name in contemporary Indian cinema to co-produce our prestigious 'Uttama Villain', starring Kamal Haasan. It will be released worldwide April 2," producer N. Lingusamy said in a statement.

Produced by Thirupathi Brothers, "Uttama Villain", which is directed by actor Ramesh Aravind, features Haasan in dual roles that of an eighth century artist and a modern-day superstar.

The film also features Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Parvathy Menon, Parvathy Nair, Urvashi, Jayaraman, M.S Bhaskar, K. Balachander and K. Vishwanath.

Eros will also release Thirupathi Brothers-produced Tamil comedy "Rajini Murugan" in May.

All the best Kamal Haasan & 'Uttama Villain' team.

Kamal Haasan to feature in 'PK' Tamil remake?

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is likely to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Hindi blockbuster "P.K.", if sources are to believed.

The yet-untitled remake will be produced by Gemini Film Circuit, which had earlier remade Rajkumar Hirani's "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." and "3 Idiots" as "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S." and "Nanban", respectively.

"Gemini Film Circuit has acquired the film's remake rights and Kamal Haasan is expected to play the lead. Gemini had already remade two of Hirani's films and they were really impressed with 'PK' too," a source close to the production house told IANS.

Haasan is yet to take a call on the director for the project, while the rest of the cast will be finalised soon.

"Kamal sir will choose the director of his choice. He might even direct it," said the source.

"PK", which was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and starred Aamir Khan, turned out to be biggest grossing Indian film.

Meanwhile, Kamal Haasan is currently the release of his Tamil films "Uttama Villain" and "Papanasam".

What do you think will Kamal Haasan justify as PK?

Jacqueline Fernandez Treats Herself to Some Valentine’s Day Goodies!

The gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez recently unveiled the season of love with the launch of Body Shop’s new store at Palladium Mall, Mumbai. The beauty, who was seen having a good time at the event said, “Valentine’s Day is approaching and millions across the world will look to present their loved ones with candy, flowers and chocolates.

But I plan to do something different. I am here to launch this store and enjoy the wonderful treats the store has to offer. This is perfect for all my Valentine’s Day shopping.”

The new Body Shop store is actually a beautiful boutique which is situated on the ground floor of the mall’s courtyard. It has been launched just before Valentine’s Day with an exclusive range of skincare and hair care products.

                Happy Valentine’s Day

Sunny Leone bathes in 100 lts of Milk for her upcoming Bollywood movie Ek Paheli Leela!

Trust Sunny Leone to go out of the way for her film- In her upcoming Bollywood movie Ek Paheli Leela she will be seen in a sensuous avatar.

Note: You can watch Ek Paheli Leela trailer here.

We hear the actress has had a bath with 100lts of milk for one particular scene in the film which was shot recently in the cold chilly winters of Rajasthan.

This particular scene is of the present life, and we hear the milk was mixed with hot water to dilute it.

Sunny Leone eventually had few rashes as well but still continued to shoot and did not stall it.

Well talk about professionalism and this is one actress who is up for it!

Kudos to Sunny! Will you watch Ek Paheli Leela?

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Now engaged Trisha Krishnan elated to resume work on Tamil Telugu bilingual 'Bhogi'

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who got engaged a couple of weeks back, is excited about resuming work on her next Telugu-Tamil bilingual "Bhogi", which also features Puunam Kaur and Oviya in the lead roles.

"Many thought Trisha would take a break from work post engagement, but she will soon start working on bilingual film 'Bhogi'. She's super excited about it as it features her in the lead along with two other heroines," a source close to Trisha told IANS.

On Monday, Trisha shared information about the film on her Twitter page.

"Happy 2 announce that I will be rejoining d cast n crew for my film now titled 'Bhogi' wit Poonam n Oviya. A racy thriller about 3 friends, 1 journey - no limits. Gal power all d way (sic)," she posted.

The film is being directed by Paandian of "Priyam" fame.

Meanwhile, Trisha is set to tie the knot towards the end of the year with entrepreneur-turned-producer Varun Manian.

"She has a few projects to be completed. She should be done with them by the end of this year, and that's when she plans to get married. They haven't zeroed in on a date yet," the source said.

Trisha is awaiting the release of Tamil action-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal".

Younger film stars today are very hard working, competitive and appreciative: Shamitabh Amitabh Bachchan

In his over four decade tryst with the Hindi film industry, Amitabh Bachchan has witnessed a continuous shift in the movie-making business, and he credits most changes to the "different and unusual" demands of the youth.

"It has changed a lot and is changing," the 72-year-old veteran told IANS when asked to define of the taste of audience nowadays and whether they go for stars or scripts.

"I think the younger generation is dictating what it wants. They want to see something different, something which is not usual and that's how cinema is progressing," he added.

The Big B spoke to IANS on a visit here for the promotion of his forthcoming film "Shamitabh" (read our Shamitabh Trailer review here ) , where he is sharing screen with much younger actors like Dhanush and Akshara Haasan. He hopes "Shamitabh" turns out to be a project that adds to the bundle of new ideas, concepts and thoughts prevalent today.

"There is huge progression as far as that thinking is concerned," said the thespian in his distinct baritone.

He's as impressed by his co-stars Dhanush and Akshara as he's with the young audience.

"This younger generation is wonderful to work with. They do their role, they come prepared, and every day is a challenging moment for all of us," he said, adding that they work together as professionals "for the film and for the product".

"I have great admiration for Dhanush and Akshara," said the Big B, and praised the fact that younger film stars today are very competitive, but still appreciative towards each other's work.

"They are very focussed, aggressive, determined and well-equipped. They know exactly what they want to do, how they want to do it, where they want to go and that just makes them very attractive and I am very impressed by them," he said.

Big B, Dhanush and Akshara's "Shamitabh", directed by the acclaimed R. Balakrishnan aka Balki, releases Friday. (Watch Shamitabh Trailer here )

And Amitabh has no qualms in admitting that despite delivering innumerable successful films and receiving endless awards for his performances, he still gets goosebumps when his film is set to hit the screens.

Sharing the reason behind it, the National Award-winning thespian and Padma Vibushan awardee said: "Everyday I get goosebumps. I'm very apprehensive about what will people think.

"I think what any creative person thinks, especially if you are putting out your product to people who are spending money to see it, then obviously you want that they appreciate it and get their money's worth. Obviously there are going to be apprehensions and tensions."

The story of "Shamitabh" takes a look at the journey of different individuals to stardom and how it eventually results in ego-clashes -- something that commoners relate with the glamour business and stars.

Amitabh, who has often stated that he doesn't believe in ego, said that in personal life, he has never entertained the attribute.

"It (ego) means that I have excelled in something or I am better than million other people whom I know. So, no I never entertain that quality. Ego doesn't exist for me," said the actor, who at his age, is among the busiest Bollywood stars.

From work on the television, to shooting multiple films, ad commercials, work towards social causes and keeping in touch with "extended family" on social media and now also working on the commentary for the India and Pakistan match during ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 -- the Big B has his hands quite full.

Ask him about it, and he smiles just before saying that it is his "commitment to put my best foot forward" to whatever he's taken up, that keeps him going.

"I have to honour my commitments, so I just go and honour them...I go out and do it with the best of my ability."

To wrap up, all we can say is "All The Best" Shamitabh team! Eagerly waiting for the release of Shamitabh on 6th February, 2015...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan begins shooting for Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan  starts shooting for Jazbaa...Here are few pictures shared by Jazbaa Filmaker Sanjay Gupta on Twitter.

Can you identify this Bollywood actress, she's returning to the silver screen after a sabbatical of three plus years.

Yes, correct she's most successful Ms. World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Since the birth of Aaradhya in November 2011, Aish did not do any movie. Aishwarya Rai started shooting for Jazbaa, yesterday i.e . 3rd February 2015.

Looks like the little one has started going to the play school hence Mommy dear is back to work.

"Thank You @juniorbachchan This beautiful journey has begun thanks to you!"

Irrfan Khan, John Abraham, Anupam Kher, Siddhant Kapoor (Shakti Kapoor's son & Shraddha brother) would be seen sharing screen space with most beautiful lady Aishwarya.

Gorgeous Aishwarya Rai many would think since Aish is there its going to be a woman centric film. But its not. Jazbaa is a action thriller wherein ARB would be seen doing some dare devil stunts. She's already started training for it.

“@ScreenIndia: .@_SanjayGupta on ‘Jazbaa': My stories are still dark at heart  ” WELL WRITTEN.

Thru the JAZBAA Lens.

The Sea Link thru the JAZBAA Lens.

Nadeem Shah my First AD on location recce. Lull before the storm.

Bombay thru the JAZBAA LENS.<

The Bridge to Nowhere from JAZBA

JAZBAA recce 3.

JAZBAA recce

JAZBAA First Shot. Taken last night.

Jazbaa movie team plans to showcase the film at Cannes Film Festival 2015.

We'll eagerly wait for comeback of the yummy mummy Aish.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth’s magic fading away?

With the negative box office report of Rajinikanth's recent release, Lingaa, we wonder if the actor's magic on his loyal fans and followers is fading away! Since his Kochadaiiyaan, which released before Lingaa, too failed to strike a chord, there's a huge question mark hovering around the superstar's professional future. Will he re-emerge with his next? Will he change his plan of action to get into the groove yet again? Or will we never see Rajini to get up the success ladder again? Only time will tell...

For now, we believe the below two reasons could be possibly behind the south megastar, Rajinikant's sudden downfall.

1. Unnecessary Hype And Hoopla Around LingaaThe moment we got to know that Rajinikanth has joined hands with the ace filmmaker K S Ravikumar for the third time, we couldn't hide our excitement. The film was promoted in a huge way. It was touted to be the biggest hit of 2014. From its plot to its star cast – everything was underlined in bold in the media. That it was set to open in cinema halls on Rajinikanth's 64th birthday on 12th December added more to the entire buzz around the film.

But when Lingaa finally released, it fell short of living up to the expectations of the ardent fans who had high hopes from it. The film had a miserable fate at the silver screen. It couldn't deliver what it promised. Amid the lack of a power-packed storyline, even the presence of Rajinikanth couldn't save Lingaa.

Probably, through Lingaa, the makers and the superstar himself wanted to recreate the aura of Rajini that the actor enjoyed, especially during the 90s. That's precisely why the film was mostly laced with moments and sequences that reminded us of Rajini-sm. But sadly for the superstar, the viewers have matured now, and want the meat, not the bones.

2. It's Time Rajinikanth Should Realise He Doesn't Look Like A 30-Year-Old Hero On The Screen! Yes, South film industry worships Rajinikanth for his uniqueness. Fans go crazy to catch a glimpse of their superstar. But the fact that Rajini is aging, which shows on his face very evidently now, probably disturbs the viewers when the actor plays a young hero and romances girls more than half his age. Yes, fans love to leave the logic at home when watching a Rajini flick, but looks like, they refuse to overlook certain things now.

With Lingaa debacle, Rajinikanth must realise that he can still remain the nation's favourite by going gray (we are taking about the hair) and wrinkled on the screen. He need not essay the "young" guy in each project that he does. Bollywood legendary megastar, Amitabh Bachchan, too underwent a similar situation once when he did films like Laal Badshah. But he soon realized the need of the hour, and changed gears before it was too late.

Today, we totally get enraptured when we see a Black or a Paa. Rajini too needs to make the right decision for himself and his devotees. Now!

What say, do you agree? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below...