Posts Tagged ‘attitude’
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; December 24, 2009)
|If you thought Farah Khan will make Akshay Kumar play an unsophisticated street smart conman in her next directorial venture Tees Maar Khan think again. Contrary to popular belief, Akshay plays a sexy and stylised international conman in the film. No prizes for guessing that Akshay’s new best friend Farah Khan is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he has women swooning right from his first scene in the film.|
While well-known designer Aki Narula is working on Akshay’s costumes in Tees Maar Khan, Farah is also getting some international make-up artists and hairdressers for her lead actor. Farah’s first choice is that Akshay should sport long hair in the film. “I will take a look test with him wearing extensions, but if that doesn’t work, then he’ll have short hair throughout the film. But one thing is sure that I will show him as a pucca hero. He is a gorgeous looking man. He plays a Muslim and wears very trendy clothes, mostly ganjis. He has loads of attitude in Tees Maar Khan because of which I have also planned a grand entry scene for him,” said an excited Farah.
“Akshay will also be wearing jewelry in the film, maybe a bracelet or an amulet with TMK embossed on it,” added Farah.
And who will be the lucky girl who will rub shoulders with Akshay? “Well, I am doing a nationwide hunt for a new girl but if I don’t find the right one, I will go in for an established actress. The heroine’s name in the film is Anya, which is actually my daughter’s name. She will go by the name Anya Khan,” revealed Farah.
Farah further said that Tees Maar Khan happened when her husband Shirish Kunder showed her one of his scripts. “It was too funny. When I told him that, he said he would love to produce it if he gets a good director. I immediately offered to direct it and things quickly fell into place. The film is very close to Shirish’s heart. He had registered the title three years ago,” said Farah.
Commenting on who suggested Akshay’s name for the title role, Farah said, “Shirish suggested it.”
Goes without saying, Tees Maar Khan will be a typical racy entertainer, which is Farah’s style. “Yes, it will be my kind of film,” Farah laughed and said.
|Akshay Kumar||Farah Khan|
REAGAN GAVIN RASQUINHA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; November 1, 2009)
Loose at the seams but not quite ready to come apart just yet, the brave and beautiful Sherlyn Chopra is teary and frayed, betrayed. A theme that she first visits. Fresh out of the Bigg Boss house, after having somehow managed a four-week run there. It’s still too soon, the experience too raw for her. Words come haltingly as she recounts, “The inmates would be so awfully judgemental of me. For two weeks I indulged in gossip with Kamal. Then I realised that I cannot be on both sides and that I couldn’t go on doing this. So I went to each person I gossiped and bitched about and apologised to them. People like Poonam Dhillon said that they enjoyed my act, to go forth and come clean. I don’t want to merely read the Bible, but to live the Word. But then there were others who thought that this was all just a facade. How could they be so cruel? Is this the level at which they think? Must they taint me with the same
The mixed emotion in her voice is unmistakable as a cocktail of feelings put together by the shoddy treatment that was meted to her. It’s something she wants to wash off her hands and move on. “Yes, I came across as a loner on the show and that came across from Day 1. I’m not a good talker, I’m a good listener. Is there anything wrong with that? They, of course, took the liberty of coming to the conclusion that this was because of my ego or that I had attitude! You know, I love doing chores around the house, the dishes… whatever! In fact, I have obsessive compulsive disorder. I have to see my surroundings clean and tidy. If they aren’t, then I will do it myself. So how can they accuse me of not taking part in household activities,” she demands to know, adding, “And when I would get into these tasks, they’d pass bitchy comments to the effect that I prefer to do domestic chores rather than talk to them.” Gossip certainly seems to be the name of the game in the house. But then all is not woe, with the true natures of the inmates coming increasingly to the fore, it’s all down to who is friend and who is foe. “It was a combination of conspiracy and desperation that got me evicted,” reflects Sherlyn. Well, there is always wisdom in hindsight… Moving on, though, she’s now back in the real world from her short exile. A world where she is appreciated more. She is, of course, wildly popular and one of the most downloaded women, her pictures sizzling up many a PC screen. She digs this, and her spirits immediately perk up when she is reminded of this. So how does she feel? “Yes, the response is awesome, and I get a lot of offers for photoshoots, a lot of people would love to connect with me but I keep reminding them that I have an exclusive agreement with the Times.” Atta girl, Sherlyn! The house may be one less without you, but we for sure, are richer for your return.
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 18, 2009)
Shooting for Kartik Calling Kartik and hunting for exotic locales for Don 2 is keeping Farhan Akhtar so busy that he is unable to find time to record a song for Blue with AR Rahman.
The song will be filmed on Zayed Khan. Rahman, who is scheduled to return to India from the US next week, has the option of scrapping the song or recording it with a different singer. But the composer is willing to wait as he is keen to work with Farhan. He says, “It’s not just his voice.
It’s the attitude that he extends to his vocals. I thought Farhan sounded terrific in Rock On!!. But the song I have in mind is totally different. I am against talking about something which is uncertain. What if the time factor plays villain? No point in jumping the gun.”
|If Shah Rukh can be discriminated against (on the basis of religion), who else is left? This is a man who was listed by Time magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the world. Doing this to him springs not only from discrimination but also a lack of knowledge —Farah Khan | DIRECTOR|
|I have been detained thrice at American airports. The immigration officers have a lot of attitude and are very arrogant. They don’t care who you are. Besides, they don’t like you speaking unless spoken to, and something similar must have happened with Shah Rukh. The officers’ standard reason is that your name is suspect, which is very arbitrary. And if a person has been cleared once, shouldn’t their system register it? Also, how much time does it take to find out who Shah Rukh Khan is? A google search would give more hits than Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise put together. They took two hours to find who he was? This clearly means that it was a case of harassment. I feel their security system is based on paranoia, and this incident with SRK, who has millions of fans in America, is going to spread ill-will against their country
—Kabir Khan | DIRECTOR
|I have faced a similar situation thrice, and it is because of my name. This country doesn’t care about a head of state like APJ Abdul Kalam, so why would they care about a celebrity? They work like machines. The reason for their attitude towards us is a blend of their arrogance and their paranoia about a certain religion. When they issue us a visa, can’t they differentiate between a suspect and a well-known person?
—Irrfan Khan | ACTOR
|It’s shocking, disturbing and downright disgraceful. It is such behaviour that fuels hatred and racism. SRK’s a world figure for God’s sake. Get real!
—Priyanka Chopra | ACTOR
When Shiney Ahuja, who was playing lead roles, went against the norm and accepted a small role in Kunal Kohli’s Fanaa, he famously explained that his reason for doing so was that the character was called Major Suraj Ahuja, which was also his father’s name in real life. Evidently the young man was proud of being his father’s son.
Unfortunately today, the same son has brought much shame to his father and his family, having been accused of raping his maid servant while his wife and daughter were away.
The film industry and all those who worked with him are incredulous. Mahesh Bhatt, for whom Shiney did Gangster and Woh Lamhe, put the shock in perspective when he said, “I am not an entertaining man and do not generally invite people home, but Shiney is one of the few who has not only come home with his wife but who charmed my entire family. He was courteous, dignified and proper. Even my Pakistani friends from The Dawn, who met him, thought the same.”
Professionally though, Shiney and Mahesh had their differences which Mahesh easily quelled. On the sets of Woh Lamhe when Shiney continuously acted snooty with Mohit Suri, the director, and reports of this misbehaviour reached Mahesh’s ears he summoned Shiney and told him off. “We will throw you out, we don’t work with people who give us attitude,” he said and thereafter work progressed smoothly.
Stories of Shiney’s arrogance and mood swings on sets abound. Kangna Ranaut who worked with him in three films, Gangster, Woh Lamhe and Life In A Metro recalls that though they didn’t speak to each other all through their second film, he never made her feel uncomfortable as a girl, did not pile onto any of the many girls on the sets and never revealed a cheesy/sleazy side. “I cannot associate the Shiney I know with the sick monster a rapist is,” she said aghast.
Not an easy man to work with and one who irritated most of his co-stars and directors with his suggestions of how they should do a scene, Shiney was a man in a hurry. “In his mind, he had achieved a lot,” said Vinod Pande who recently shot with him for a few days for his film Chalu Movie, after having given Shiney his first release Sins. “And people who achieve a lot, sometimes develop a self-destructive streak.”
Shiney’s career, despite his rush, was slowly grinding to a halt which explains his recent attempts at rapprochement with directors with whom he had done his best work. Sudhir Mishra (Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi, Kal) and Mahesh Bhatt were both willing to give him another chance to resurrect his career. He should have seized the chance with both hands. Instead, one wrong choice, and Shiney Ahuja now finds himself on the fast track to nowhere.