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Rumour has it that Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor, who were “good friends” during the making of Kaminey, are no longer on talking terms. But destiny continues to play cruel games with them.
In Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion, Priyanka, who played a model, displayed a mobile number on screen at every audition. Now, Shahid, who plays a film aspirant in Ken Ghosh’s Chance Pe Dance, was also spotted displaying the same mobile number in the theatrical trailer, which is being aired with Kurbaan.
Guess neither Priyanka nor Shahid wanted it this way but as luck would have it, both the films Fashion and Chance Pe Dance are being presented by the same film corporation (UTV). The unimaginative creative team must have taken the liberty of passing of what was once Priyanka’s to Shahid.
So, who does this number belong to? Shahid or Priyanka?
When we probed further, it was revealed that the number displayed on both Shahid and Priyanka’s audition board actually belongs to Ram Mirchandani, who was once working in UTV and is now with another corporate.
Soon after Fashion released, Ram had made his displeasure known about getting a hundred phone calls a day from people who thought that it was Priyanka’s number in real life.
Now one wonders whether Ram will still continue to get as many phone calls after people see the number displayed by Shahid, who is currently riding a wave.
A source says, “If it had struck Shahid that the number he was holding on the slate is the the same one that Priyanka had used in Fashion, he would probably have asked the writers to change it. Now he has just to live with the fact that what was once Priyanka’s is now his by default, if not by design.”
Commenting on the story, Ram says, “I didn’t know that Shahid was going to be displaying my number on a slate for Chance Pe Dance. Ken Ghosh and Shahid told me about it after they had shot the scene. They told me it was done in good faith and I should be a sport. I don’t think Shahid or Ken knew that Priyanka has used the same number in Fashion. It is just one of those coincidences.”
Ishqiya, the much-awaited debut by director Abhishek Chaubey, nurtured by Vishal Bhardwaj of Kaminey fame, is being re-shot, after a focus group gave it a thumbs down for too much abusive lingo.
The medium-budget flick, starring Arshad Warsi, Naserrudin Shah and Vidya Balan in lead roles, made female audiences at a focus group screening uncomfortable. As a result, parts of the film are being re-shot, keeping the reactions in mind.
A well-placed source has confirmed, “Yes, the film is being re-shot. It was shown to a focus group recently. As usual, there was an equal number of women watching the film. These women were distinctly uncomfortable with the abusive language in the film. As a result, the film is currently being re-shot, keeping in mind how the focus group has reacted to the film.”
“The producers, Shemaroo, have even asked Vishal to sit at the editing table and re-work the latter half of the film. They have also asked him to re-shoot portions if required. The first theatrical trailer is already out, but they don’t intend to release any more trailers for the next few months. Due to the re-work required, the producers are deciding on a date around mid-2010,” the source adds.
However, the film’s publicist insisted that the film is complete and its release date remains unchanged from Jan 22, 2010.
Focus groups are a new phenomenon in Bollywood, but have been the norm in Hollywood for many years. For instance, Fatal Attraction (1987), with its heavily sexualized plot, had two endings. Audiences baulked when Michael Douglas playing the repentant adulterous husband eventually gets arrested for what is actually Glenn Close committing suicide. Audiences rejected this ending since it betrayed the American dream of the ideal home. As a result, Fatal Attraction was re-shot a year after it had been shot and edited with a new ending. It moved on to becoming a smash hit.
Ishqiya is about two bandits on the run, who fall for a sensual widow, played by Vidya Balan, and the deadly repercussions of this obsession.
Both Shemaroo and Vishal Bhardwaj were unavailable for comment.
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Producer: BONEY KAPOOR
Director: PRABHU DEVA
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Banner: ZEE MOTION PICTURES, ROHIT KUMAR PRODUCTIONS, TIJORI ENTERTAINMENT
Director: DEEPAK TIJORI
Source: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA
Chk the poster of the film here: http://fenilandbollywood.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/first-look-deepak-tijoris-fox/
Cast: CELINA JAITLY, FAROOQUE SHEIKH, ABHIMANYU SINGH
Producer: NARI HIRA
Director: MAHESH NAIR
Check out the first look of the film here: http://fenilandbollywood.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/first-look-accident-on-hill-road/
Cast: EMRAAN HASHMI, SOHA ALI KHAN
Producer: MAHESH BHATT, MUKESH BHATT
Director: KUNAL DESHMUKH
Source: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA
Check the FIRST LOOK of TUM MILE here: http://fenilandbollywood.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/first-look-tum-mile/