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By SHAHEEN PARKAR (Mid-Day; December 11, 2009)
Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut will attempt to be just that for a song called Shakira Jaisi…
Hips Don’t Lie — ask Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut. The stars are learning to shake their kamariyas like the Colombian singer who can wriggle her hips and more effortlessly.
The actresses are presently shooting for a song sequence for Anees Bazmee’s No Problem (it’s not a sequel to No Entry!). Music composer Pritam has composed a trademark Punjabi hip track that goes Shakira Jaisi Hile Lakhni…
Sush and Kangs, who play sisters in the flick, have been matching steps to Chinni Prakash’s choreography.
The two actresses will be making their moves in six yards. While Sushmita has draped herself in an Abu Jani sari worth Rs 4 lakh, Kangna settled for a Suneet Varma creation which costs Rs 3.5 lakh.
The song is being shot at the Filmistan Studios. Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor who feature in the film are also in the song that has been penned by lyricist Kumar (of Maa Ka Ladla fame).
Produced by Anil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail and Spice International, No Problem is slated to release in the third quarter of 2010.
Says Rawail, “We have been shooting for this track from Tuesday. Pritam has scored an extremely peppy song that tells them to shake like Shakira! It is a celebration song as Kangna is getting engaged to Akshaye in the film. The dance unfolds in their father Shakti Kapoor’s home — he plays the police commissioner.”
After a long schedule in South Africa, Bazmee has started the Mumbai leg of the film’s shoot. From next week, they will be shooting at various parts of south Mumbai.
H-twon in a sari
While you may have to wait a while to see Shakira in a sari (the outfit she wore during a Farah Khan choreographed performance at an awards show — seen alongside — doesn’t count as one), here are a list of Hollywood actresses who draped up.
Helen Mirren (at an awards show)
Katherine Heigl (in 27 Dresses)
The Pussycat Dolls (at an event)
Cameron Diaz (at a photoshoot)
Elizabeth Hurley (at an event)
Shakira Ve the last track that featured the name in the title. the fool n final gaana featured Ayesha Takia & Shahid Kapoor
By Subhash K. Jha, September 16, 2009 – 16:56 IST
The game of musical chairs that has been plaguing the Jaya Bachchan-Raveena Tandon-Ayesha Takiya-Madhavan starrer Aap Ke Liye Hum has finally ended.
Urvashi Sharma who was supposed to play Ranvir Shorey’s wife has been replaced by Vidya Malvade, last seen as Sanjay Dutt’s wife in Sanjay Gadhvi’s Kidnap.
But the battle it seems has just begun. While the director Revathy S Varma accuses Urvashi of un-professionalism the young actress isn’t sitting idle either. She has her own story to tell. ”I can’t understand how I can be accused of un-professionalism when the makers of this film have been the most unprofessional. Their very first cheque bounced even before the first schedule. This wouldn’t happen to Jayaji’s cheque because she’s a legend, or Raveena Tandon or Ayesha Takia because they’re both established names. Only my cheque bounced. Why?”
Urvashi however absolves the director of all blame. ”I’ve nothing against Revathy. I blame the producers for being so unprofessional.”
In the meanwhile there’s another twist to the tale with the director accusing Sonal Chauhan of spreading false rumours and causing problems for the project.
Says Revathy, ”Sonal was never approached for Ayesha’s role.She was asked to do Urvashi’s role. When she opted out we asked Priyanka Kothari who loved the character. But somehow it didn’t work out. Now we’ve got Vidya Malvade to do it. I wish people would let me make my film in peace. Urvashi behaved as though she’s a big star. We couldn’t really afford her tantrums.”
Swati Deshpande I TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; September 10, 2009)
Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed film producer Boney Kapoor to release his film Wanted (actor Prabhudeva’s directorial debut and a Salman Khan and Ayesha Takia-starrer) on its scheduled release date of September 18 against a deposit of Rs 2 crore in court within a week.
Kapoor had, through his lawyers Mukul Rohtagi and Ameet Naik, rushed to the apex court against a Bombay high court order directing him to furnish Rs 10 crore as security deposit in his dispute with B4U group. The high court had restrained Kapoor from creating third-party rights in respect of five films being produced by him, including Wanted. Taking the HC order to mean that Wanted would be left wanting a release, he moved the SC in appeal. The apex court clarified that he could release the film.
Kapoor had signed an MoU with a B4U company in September 2006 for a joint venture to produce films. As Kapoor was in a debt trap and the JV understanding was still being discussed, LMB (a B4U group company) executed an agreement in August 2007 and extended an advance of Rs 10 crore to acquire rights of Kapoor’s five films. But the price of the five films was not fixed and Kapoor said he and B4U were unable to reach any joint-venture understanding. Kapoor’s claim was that he had to produce films to get out of his debt trap and “in the absence of any funds from B4U, he joined hands with Sahara and produced Wanted’’.
Aggrieved at Kapoor’s act, B4U filed a petition in December 2008 after more than a year to secure its claim of Rs 10 crore. The HC in February dismissed the petition on the grounds of delay, but allowed B4U to move before a sole arbitrator, who also dismissed B4U’s petition. Against the arbitration, B4U filed an appeal in the HC and succeeded. The HC directed Kapoor to deposit Rs 10 crore and not create further assignments.
Senior counsel Ashok Desai appearing for B4U did not object to the film’s release, but wanted Rs 10 crore deposited. Kapoor said that since it was just one film’s release, Rs 2 crore would be appropriate at this stage. Kapoor’s petition will be heard on September 29.
Aap Ke Liye Hum, the film about an adopted mother, seems to be stuck after a series of mishaps. The latest is director Revathy Varma’s emergency knee surgery, which has once again thrown the first major schedule of the film out of gear.
Speaking about why she had to be rushed to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Hospital on Sunday (August 6), the director said, “I had to be brought here for an emergency knee surgery. I fell and hurt myself. There was some swelling. But I ignored it. On Sunday, when I was to start shooting, the pain suddenly resurfaced and got unbearable.”
Revathy underwent successful knee surgery yesterday morning.
This is the third time that the schedule of this film has been cancelled. And the effect has started rubbing off on the cast. Although every member of the cast is demoralised, the one who’s apparently losing patience fast is Ayesha Takia, who plays Jaya Bachchan’s daughter. The actress, who recently got married and is busy with various business and domestic activities, is apparently fed up with delays. It is said that Ayesha’s mother has issued the director an ultimatum. Either the film gets made within a certain time frame this year, or Ayesha opts out. It was loudly whispered that Ayesha Takia failed to turn up for the schedule. But the director denies this. All she says is, “I’m new to the ways of Mumbai. I don’t know how to handle the actors when the camera is off.”
Ayesha Takia chose to maintain a diplomatic stand on the issue. She said, “Revathy is in hospital for a knee surgery. She will be bedridden for a while. If there are no serious date issues in the future, then I am doing her film.”
With such uncertainty, it remains to be seen whether the director will now be able to pull off the tough task of bringing together the seemingly-incompatible schedules of three busy housewives, Jaya Bachchan, Raveena Tandon and Ayesha Takia and one very busy South Indian actor Madhavan, after the delays.