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By Subhash K. Jha, December 14, 2009 – 11:13 IST
Ken Ghosh admits he had loud arguments with Shahid Kapoor on the sets during the shooting of Chance Pe Dance.
But it had to do with Shahid’s suddenly-saturated schedules.
Says Ken, “For the first time in his career Shahid was doing three films at the same time-Kaminey, Dil Bole Hadippa and my film Chance Pe Dance. Naturally there was a conflict of interest.”
Ken admits there were loud arguments over Shahid’s schedules. “I’d ask for three days. He would have only one day to spare. I’d naturally be upset. Then understandably, Shahid wanted time off. He couldn’t be seen on my set straight after shooting for one of the other two films. This naturally led to heated arguments. For me as a director it was okay to come on the sets without sleep. But Shahid had to catch up on his resting time. Or the dark circles would have shown on camera. And since Shahid is fair-complexioned those dark circles would be even more visible.”
The last thing that Ken wanted was for his hero to fall ill. “Priyanka Chopra had to be hospitalized because of overwork and exhaustion. I didn’t want Shahid to go through the same experience.”
The effort has been worth it for both Shahid and Ken. “Shahid’s dancing in Chance Pe Dance is the film’s mainstay. But his performance is not just about dancing. Some of the things he has done with in the dramatic scenes took me by surprise. Shahid has brought subtle expressions into scenes which I didn’t catch while shooting. Only during editing I realized what he had done.”
Ken Ghosh who introduced Shahid Kapoor in Ishq Vishq five years ago admits the actor has changed. “Isn’t change inevitable? We all evolve with time. Shahid is no exception.”
So are the stories of a rift between the two true?
Ken doesn’t deny the fact that there were heated arguments and fights during the making of Chance Pe Dance. “But they were all for the betterment of the film. See when Shahid did his first film Ishq Vishq with me he only had that film on hand and was able to give me his full attention.”
Call it the (se)X factor, Katrina Kaif is the nation’s No 1 choice for best actress and sexiest actress. 40% voted Katrina as the No.1 actress this year. Not surprisingly, 42% men voted for her against 39% women
As far as sexiest goes, last year 26% had voted Katrina as the sexiest woman, this year she loses one percent of her votes but still tops this category.
There is a tie for the No.1 actor with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan emerging as joint winners with 25% votes each.
Akshay with his well-toned body has been voted the sexiest star of 2009. Interestingly, 20% men find Akshay sexier as against 14% women. Among cities, Bangalore indicated a clear preference for SRK as being the sexiest. While Akshay is Delhi’s choice, Lucknowites like John.
In the best dressed list, SRK leads with 17% votes.
Like last year, this year too Mallika Sherawat topped the worst dressed list. This year 42% think she’s badly dressed as compared to 31% last year.
Ranbir came out on top in the next big thing list. 44% have voted him as the most promising actor. Almost 50% of women have vouched for his success.
Not surprisingly, Amitabh Bachchan has been voted the most versatile of all actors. 34% think that he’s the best that we have. He is especially a hit with the women.While SRK stands at No.2, Aamir comes in at a No.3 in the versatile list. Interestingly, SRK is considered most versatile actor in Chandigarh and Bangalore.
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Organisers of the Dubai Film Festival gifted a holiday to Minissha Lamba
Minissha Lamba was in for a pleasant surprise on Friday. The organisers of the Dubai Film Festival gifted the actress a special holiday package to the Bora Bora islands as a token of appreciation for her impressive performance in Shyam Benegal’s film Well Done Abba that was screened at the festival. Minissha, of course, can’t wait to go for the all expenses paid trip.
A source said, “Minissha was very excited as she has worked hard in the film and this is also the first time she worked with Shyambabu. They also gave her a goody bag full of interesting items.”
Minissha confirmed the news and said, “The festival organisers have been more generous than I could have imagined. I always wanted to go to the Bora Bora islands. I will head for the vacation when my schedule permits me, which is next year. My friends have suggested that I go there during the summers when it’s nice and bright.”
Ranbir Kapoor, one of today’s most happening young stars is all set to go from scrawny to brawny. After five releases where Ranbir has maintained an extremely thin physique, he will now be seen flaunting a more muscular and manly look as his roles get more mature.
Evidently, both, Siddharth Anand’s Anjana Anjani and Imtiaz Ali’s next film, due to start shooting after March, require this of him.
Says a source, “Both the characters require Ranbir to play a man and not a boy. In all his films so far he has played a boy just stepping into maturity and facing the hardships of life. In Anjana Anjani he plays a man on the move and must match his physical appearance with Priyanka Chopra who’s chronologically older than Ranbir and therefore automatically perceived to be older than him by the audience.”
In Imtiaz Ali’s film too Ranbir, for the first time, plays an intense lover.
Ranbir has changed his exercising regime in the gym and is now doing a training that would build his muscles.
Says Ranbir, “Yes I am beefing up my physique for next year. Change is good, don’t you think?”
John Abraham will not only star in but also co-produce Shirish Kunder’s directorial venture Alien Sahib. John will go back to his lean physique in the film, which will be simultaneously released in 3D and 2D formats
Shirish Kunder’s second directorial venture (after Jaan-E-Mann) is fast getting ready to go on the floors. Incidentally, John Abraham will not only star in the film but also co-produce it with Shirish
Another surprise is the title of the film. While Shirish had registered a host of titles Animals, Banjo Party, Bachelor of Love, Joker, Muscle Power, Son of a Gun, Technicolor and Triple Cross, the title of this film is not going to be any of the abovementioned names. John and Shirish have come up with an altogether new title, Alien Sahib. A source says, “It is not John who plays an alien in the film. Like Rakesh Roshan did something in Koi Mil Gaya that resulted in an alien being introduced in the film, here too John does something that brings an alien into the story. But, Alien Sahib will not be a sci-fi film.”
John will start prepping up for Alien Sahib after he completes Nishikant Kamat’s action film. Viewers will get to see John’s new lean physique in Alien Sahib. In fact, he will be as lean as he was in his debut film Jism. “John has a bulky body in Nishikant’s film but he will have to shed several pounds before he faces the camera for Alien Sahib. He will have to lose at least 8 kgs,” adds the source.
Although Alien Sahib will be a 3D film, it will simultaneously release as a 2D film in theatres.
Commenting on the film, John says, “Alien Sahib is a simple, endearing story with beautiful emotions. I am really excited about it because it has a beautiful story. Human stories always strike a chord.”
When asked what made John and him think of co-producing the film, Shirish says, “John and I have been in talks for more than a year to do this film but John had other commitments. He and I are quite similar in nature. We realised that we were on the same page so it would be better if both of us are involved in the making of the film.”
Giving more details about Alien Sahib, Shirish says, “We will be getting foreign technicians for this film. Lately, John and I have been talking to quite a few them. Moreover, we will be using a fusion digital 3D camera, a technique which has been used in James Cameron’s Avatar.”
The filmmaker and actor signed the contract on December 9, which was Shirish and Farah’s fifth wedding anniversary. The lead actress for Alien Sahib is yet to be finalised.
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; December 14, 2009)
and stayed at derelict hotels because he didn’t want media attention at least till such time as he actually left the city.