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Some crew members of the much delayed Agent Vinod have opted out of the project for fear of being jobless after signing a contract with the production house

By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 19, 2009)


Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan’s Agent Vinod, which finally seemed poised to take off, has been delayed again. Due to this, some crew members got fed up of waiting for the film to go on the floors and hence opted out of it to work in other viable projects.

The film was supposed to go on the floors in July, but Saif could not find time for Agent Vinod as he was busy with the promotions of Love Aaj Kal. Later, both Kareena and Saif got busy with Kurbaan and the film got postponed. Then Kareena’s dates were given away to the Bollywood version of Stepmom, so the film got delayed even further to January. Now, it is finally reported that the film will begin in the second half of the next year.

A source from the unit, who has backed out of the film, says, “We have been roped in for this project for over six months. We were first informed that the movie will go on the floors in December, which was then pushed to January. Finally, the other day, we got a call from the production house saying that the film might go on the floors by April and we need to sign the contract papers.”

It was the commitment to the project, which seemed on a shaky path that made them back out of it. The source adds, “How can we sign the contract papers? Once we sign the contract, we can’t work anywhere else. So, we will be jobless till this movie goes on the floors. Given this inconvenience, many of us have backed out of the film. We are not signing the contract as we don’t want to be bound with the production house for so many months. If we do sign the contract we will be twiddling our thumbs and not earning money. Some of us have moved on since there is no guarantee of when exactly the film will take off. Meanwhile, we are taking up some other projects,” adds the source.

Producer Dinesh Vijan remained unavailable for comment. Guess Agent Vinod and he were having a fictitious tete-a-tete.

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SUNSHINE GIRL: Deepika Padukone flashes a sunny smile… confident that her skin is being looked after by Neutrogena
Not Deepika Padukone, who’s the original Sunshine Girl of Bollywood…

NIMISHA TIWARI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; December 14, 2009)

No, this isn’t what your thinking. The dusky and leggy Deepika Padukone is not striking a pose for BT on the sets of Karthik Calling Karthik, her forthcoming romantic comedy with Farhan Akhtar next year after the thumping success in July with Saif Ali Khan of Love Aaj Kal. This is Deepika like you’ve never seen her before… totally feminine, revealing beauty secrets, talking about what affects her skin tone and clarity, and what being out in the sun and exposed to harsh UV rays for long periods of time on work does to her. “But, no problem,” says the dimpled actress flashing a million watt smile, “I use a beauty product that helps me maintain skin tone and keeps my skin radiant even in the sun.” She swears by Neutrogena Fine Fairness Cream SPF 20 — which works from inside and reduces melanin formation, giving her clear, even-toned skin and a glowing complexion, while externally its UVA and UVB filters protect her from the sun. “The Neutrogena brand is a combination of science and beauty, it has wonderful, innovative products that deliver on their promises,” said Deepika, explaining why she was its brand ambassadress. Agreeing with the actress is eminent dermatologist Dr. Abhijit Desai, who said, “Studies have shown that just one hour in the sun can set one’s fairness efforts back by eight weeks. This is a useful product as it combines a fairness moisturiser with a sunblock. This helps in minimising tanning while the sunblock protects from further pigmentation. A product perfect for Indian skin indeed.”

Pratik, who chooses not to use his parents’ surname, Patil or Babbar, (that’s how his maternal grandmother wants it),
By Meena Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 25, 2009)
On Sunday night, the Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na scene-stealer created a flutter when he appeared as the showstopper for designer Kunal Rawal at the Fashion Week. Mumbai Mirror caught up with the young actor for an exclusive chat.Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat is your next release?
Yes, the movie is complete but it will release sometime next year. Kiran recently had a traumatic incident (a miscarriage) and at present things are on hold. I guess the film should come around July next year. The experience of working with Aamir Khan was great.

You’ve also been signed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali?
Yes. The film should start in December.

There’s an element of mystery around you. You are hardly seen?
Even I keep thinking about it. I’m wondering if everyone is all over the place, why am I not there. If everyone is running a rat race, I keep asking myself why I am not doing the same. Anyway, I’m happy I walked the ramp. Kunal Rawal is a friend. When he broached the subject of me walking the ramp, I was hesitant. Now I’m happy we nailed it.

Post Jaane Tu… Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza created quite a stir. What happened to you?
I retreated into my shell for some reason. Then I got around to reading scripts. Out of 10, I found five exciting, five awful. If the first 10 pages  don’t excite me, then I can’t read further. I’m a passion-driven guy. I’d love to play super-hero in a film.

Currently, what is a normal day in your life like?
I wake up at 6am and hit the gym by 7am. I like exercising because I’m excited about the results. I like the way my body looks now. When I get home, I shower and eat my head off. Then it is two hours of Hindi lessons from my tutor, Prakash Bhardwaj. After that it is two hours of yoga. At 9pm, I’m pooped and don’t want to do anything more.

Would you like to do theatre?  Your sister Juhi is into theatre.
I love the stage. I do follow the work Juhi does.

Do you meet Juhi and Arya often?
No. I only go there when my dad (Raj Babbar) is in town. He is hardly in Mumbai these days. As I said earlier, my days are so packed. I don’t get a chance to do much else.

Surprising, because once upon a time you were  a party animal.
For a year, I partied hard. I would stay out of the house for 4-5 days in a row and would not take calls. And my aunt (Manya Patil) and my grandmother would be exasperated. They were like, ‘what are you up to, kid?’ Now I hate going out. In Mumbai, every place is so crowded. At a nightclub, you have to hold your drink in the air and try squeezing your way around. There are people sticking to you from all sides. Sometimes it gets terrible.

What is the weirdest rumour you heard about yourself recently?
Ha, I read somewhere that I was dating an 18-year-old girl from South Mumbai. I don’t know any 18-year-old girls. I have to find out the girl I’m supposed to be dating.

And what is your latest indulgence?
My latest buy and passion is my silver (C-class) Mercedes. It has black interiors. Ideally I’d have liked a black Merc. But a black one comes with beige interiors. Beige feels old.  On second thoughts, I should have got myself an Audi A-4.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali turns full-fledged music composer with his next film, Guzaarish
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 12, 2009)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is turning into a full-fledged music composer for his next directorial venture Guzaarish, for which he starts shooting in Goa this July. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai.

There have been several instances in the past when illustrious filmmakers notably Raj Kapoor, Raj Khosla and Subhash Ghai have ghost-composed songs for their films. Then of course, there was the legendary Satyajit Ray, who composed the background music for all his films since Teen Kanya in 1961. He chose to do so as he had too many musical ideas of his own, which professional music composers refused or were unable to accept and execute.

For reasons almost identical to Ray’s, Bhansali decided to turn into a full-fledged music composer for Guzaarish. Bhansali decided to be the director as well as music composer, only for the creative enhancement of his own cinema.

Vishal Bharadwaj, is today, perhaps the only other director who composes music for his own films, though they have been greats like Kishore Kumar in the past who did so.

A close friend of Bhansali said, “Sanjay has been toying with the idea for a long time. Even in his earlier films, he allowed professional composers to do the needful while he provided inputs that he thought would heighten his creative vision in musical terms. For Saawariya, which had music by Monty Sharma, Sanjay took credit as the composer for one song Hamari jaan ho tum. Entirely composing his film’s music was just a step away.”

Bhansali has already readied four out of the proposed eight tracks in the film. Those who have heard his compositions swear he will give professional composers of Bollywood a run for their money.

One of the actors from Guzaarish said, “The songs Bhansali has recorded for Guzaarish have an old-world charm but at the same time are fiercely original. They redefine contemporary film music.”

A tad reluctant to talk about his transition from direction to music composition, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “I’ve always been a musician at heart. I learnt how to convey human emotions on screen by listening to Lataji’s (Mangeshkar) voice. I feel I’d be more complete as a filmmaker by personally interpreting the musical emotions of my characters.”

April 24, 2009 7:06:41 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network

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KAMBAKHT ISHQ

If things had been moving normally in Bollywood, each week would have seen one, if not more biggies at the marquee, what with the summer vacations commencing in many parts of the country and exams being over. Unfortunately, it is not so, and many promising projects have been rescheduled.

A major victim of the multiplex tussle has been the Akshay Kumar-Kareena Kapoor starrer, KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, which is of utmost importance to Khiladi Kumar’s career, in view of the two back-to-back failures in form of CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA and 8×10 TASVEER. As is known, KI was scheduled to arrive on 29th May 2009. The first promo, featuring the potential chartbusting title track by RDB, ‘Mujhe Maar Gaya Kambakht Ishq’ had set up the buzz for the movie beautifully. Unfortunately due to the multiplex issue, not only the promo had to be discontinued but even the film has been postponed, expectedly. As per our trade and distribution sources, the film may release around July end or mid August. So, it is still a long wait for the fans of Bebo and Akki…

Here’s hoping for a resounding comeback from Akshay Kumar, whenever KAMBAKKHT ISHQ releases.

GLAMSHAM.COM


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