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Akshay Kumar to play a fashion conscious conman sporting designer clothes, a stylish hairstyle and jewelry in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 07, 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

COMIC CAPERS: Riteish Deshmukh
The new Comedy King, on being compared with the Master himself

MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; September 27, 2009)

There is a huge rush of gush for Riteish Deshmukh all of a sudden. Granted, the ones who are waxing eloquent are producer Vashu Bhagnani and director David Dhawan (both with vested interests), but the fact still remains that Riteish is being keenly watched. The actor has two back-to-back releases in BIG Pictures and Vashu’s Do Knot Disturb scheduled for release on October 2 and Sujoy Ghosh’s Alladin, that will hit theatres on October 30. Naturally the stakes riding on him are high. Vashu, who is Riteish’s mentor, says that the chemistry shared by Govinda and Riteish in DKD reminds him of the magic recreated by Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda in the 1998 super-hit Bade Miyan, Chote Miyan. Sure all this praise is manna to the young actor, but he isn’t letting it go to his head. “How can I even compare myself to Govinda,’’ he asks. “There is only Govinda, I can never be him. Nonetheless, I’m flattered with the compliment. Everyone concerned from David to Vashuji is kind. But, what Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda did in BMCM can never be recaptured.’’ Having said that, Riteish agrees that Govinda and he did have some special tuning. “Chi Chi is such a terrific actor, working with him was a pleasure,’’ he says. “I learned so much from the experience of doing comedy with him.’’ Of the film itself, Riteish adds, “Comedies never go out of season. There is no one who will ever say ‘We don’t want to laugh’ or ‘We’re bored of laughing’. Hence light-hearted films and a tub of popcorn will always find takers.’’ However, he doesn’t subscribe to the view that only comedy is his forte. “What filmmakers expect of you is what clicks at the box office,’’ he says. In his case, comic flicks like Heyy Babby, Dhamaal and Malamaal Weekly were runaway hits. “Films like Naach and Cash didn’t click, so I found myself being offered more comic parts,’’ he says.

The actor also says that the DKD experience was extra special because of the fact that he had two talented actresses — Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta — sharing space with him on screen. “Sushmita is gorgeous. When she came on the sets, everyone from the unit sat back and admired her. This was my first film with her and I was floored. As for Lara, she is a buddy. I have worked with her earlier and I have an easy rapport going with her.’’ What particularly impressed him about both ex-Miss Universes is that their classic beauty is combined with brains. “They can hold court on any subject under the sun and that’s what makes them very exciting to be with,’’ says Riteish.

LADY IN BLACK: Sushmita Sen. For more pictures of the diva, visit http://photogallery.indiatimes.com
…says Sushmita Sen who returns to Bollywood after two years looking like a diva again

AAKANKSHA NAVAL-SHETYE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; September 16, 2009)

It’s been two long years since we last saw Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen sizzle on screen. This of course, barring the passable international film Karma, Confessions and Holi, which the former beauty queen vehemently denied being associated with. “Yes, it’s been long since I have seen me on screen too,” she jokes. Having shed the extra weight she’d had to gain for a movie role, the leggy beauty’s looking her usual svelte self. “Sexy, sensuous, gorgeous, it’s all about what’s up here,” she says, pointing towards her head. But now she’s ready to put her sexiest foot forward, as she readies to make up for her long absence with two back-to-back films coming up and a string of flicks lined up next year as well.

Kickstarting with Do Knot Disturb, followed by Dulha Mil Gaya and later No Problem, Sush also seems to have finally found her forte — comedy. But point this out and she is quick to clarify, “I don’t want to be bound down by genres. But yes, I am really tired of consolation prizes and do want to sign up more commercial films. I am done with the experimenting phase,” she says, reflecting on her choice of films post Main Hoon Na.

And though she doesn’t regret her choices, she does admit that several have left a bitter taste. “I gave up a lot of roles to do films that I thought would bring out the actress rather than the heroine in me,” she says candidly. “But today is different. Now I want to go in for the kill, at least that’s the idea,” she asserts the fighting spirit in her. Keen to repeat the success, she tasted with her early attempts at comedy, now she is looking forward to silencing her detractors once again.

Looking back at the past two years, Sush was kept busy by the constant speculation revolving around her personal life and professional. But she always maintained a dignified silence, whether it was talks about her weight gain — which she had incidentally gained to play the role of
a hatti katti wife opposite Govinda in Do Knot… — or about her onand-off relationship with filmmaker Mudassar or even her ambitious project Rani Laxmi Bai and more recently reports of tension between her and good friend Shah Rukh Khan. “I am very vocal, but not reactive. I don’t believe in feeding rubbish stories. Sometimes being the silent puppy is the ultimate diva act,” she says, dismissing the apparent fight with SRK as a rumour.

However, talk about her pet project Rani Laxmi Bai and she reveals that she’s happy at the moment to watch the historical character being revived on television. “The project is on hold and will remain so till I don’t get to make it my way.” And about her film based on the life of late Benazir Bhutto? “Well that has to be cleared by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). It’s a very controversial film so the moment we get a clearance, the project will be on,” she confirms.

Till then she’s happy with the films on her platter and a “gorgeous daughter” to keep her busy back home. “Oh, she’s a very sharp girl. In fact, I learn a lot from her each day,” says the proud mamma. But between the momdaughter duo does the father talk ever crop up. “Renee would surely like to have a father, but she doesn’t miss one yet. Often I tease her about getting her married off, and she’s quick to retort, ‘Not before you get married first,’ so yes, that’ll happen sometime too. We will definitely get a dad for Renee.” But who and when? “Well, that’s not something I am revealing yet,” she smiles.


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