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CANDID CHAT: Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor says she is guilty of just that…

MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 4, 2010)

It has been a year of fluctuating fortunes for Bollywood’s most powerful actress — Kareena Kapoor. The janta and her sceptics will never let her forget that she had three duds in 2009 with Kambakkht Ishq, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and Kurbaan. But just when they were nailing her coffin, she bounced right back with the biggest hit of them all.

Like a cat that has swallowed the cream, Kareena smacked her luscious lips and said, “There I was licking my wounds when God above answered my prayers. Honestly, I’m delirious. To think that I started 2009 with a whimper and ended it with a bang. Someone up there heard me.’’

Just before she set off on a tour of England with Saif Ali Khan, the incorrigible Bebo said, “2010 has a lot of promise. I sincerely wish the Midas touch continues. I’ll start the year with my idol, Shah Rukh Khan, with whom I’m travelling to Miami for RA 1. Then I’m going to be traipsing the globe with Saif in Agent Vinod. And, if Aamir keeps up his promise to me, the two of us will end up in a romantic film by the end of the year.’’ Jumping like a child, she asked, “Listen, is it wrong to love more than one Khan at a time? I’m guilty of just that. Shah Rukh and Gauri are my close friends. I love Saifu. And as for Aamir, well, what can I say? He’s the new Khan on my block.’’

Gamely she takes the blame for her duds. She knows the critics dipped their pens in poison when she did KI and MAMK. “My funda is simple,’’ said Bebo. “Actors should be like scientists, always willing to experiment. I experimented and I failed. That doesn’t take away from my acting abilities. If I don’t experiment, the same guys will write — she’s a plastic doll on screen. One does take chances with one’s roles and if the films fail, I’m more heartbroken than anyone else. Don’t forget films are all I live for. I give my films everything I have. So failure does affect me. But to write me off each time I have a flop is unfair.’’

Maybe, but that’s the way things in Bollywood work. One Friday you’re a handmaiden, the next Friday you’re the Queen. And, if you’re lucky, you can get an extended lease at the box-office. Like Bebo just managed. meena.iyer@timesgroup.com
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Abbas Tyrewala considers the first week of July lucky, will wait patiently with an almost ready-for-release, 1-800-LOVE, till July 2010

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 30, 2009)

 

John Abraham and Abbas Tyrewala

1-800-LOVE, Abbas Tyrewalas’s next film after Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na is nearly complete, but you will see no sign of it till July 2010. And that’s because Abbas wants to make sure that the magic of the lucky July week that worked with Jaane Tu… holds true for 1-800-LOVE too. Jaane Tu was released in July last year and was a sensational success. Abbas now plans to release all his films in July and is convinced that they’ll work.

Surprisingly, 1-800-LOVE’s producer is willing to bear the mounting costs of the post-production delay. “I guess I’m lucky,” Abbas says. “Even though the shoot is done and there’s just one song left, my producer is with me in the decision to release the film in the same week as Jaane Tu… Actually, I would love to release 1-800-LOVE on July 4, the same date as Jaane Tu… but it isn’t a Friday.”

They are to choose between July 2 and 9, 2010, as the release date. “And if I had my way, I would release all my films in the same week, depending on how accommodating my producers are in the future.”

And as we wonder if we can pass this off as superstition, Abbas protests, “Look, even otherwise, the first quarter of 2010 is clogged with exams and other stuff. I would rather release my films when schools and colleges are shut because they are the audience for all my films.”

Just for Abbas’s information both schools and colleges in Mumbai re-open by July.”

Salman Khan is looking for a Katrina Kaif lookalike for sister Alvira’s film, Paris

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 08, 2009)

Katrina Kaif

What is it with Salman Khan and his penchant for expressing his love for women by finding their lookalikes and making them film stars? It first started with Salman getting newcomer Sneha Ullal, who uncannily resembles his former love Aishwarya Rai, to star opposite him in Lucky. Then, Salman cast newcomer Zarine Khan, who is believed to be a spitting image of his girlfriend Katrina Kaif, to star opposite him in his forthcoming film, Veer.

Now, Salman is all set to make a Parisian love story for which he has been desperately looking for an actress who looks exactly like Katrina. The film will be produced by his sister Alvira and her husband Atul Agnihotri.

Post-Wanted Salman Khan has turned into quite a home bird. His next two films to go on the floors will be produced by his brother Arbaaz followed by his sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul’s Parisian love story. Boney Kapoor’s two back-to-back sequels to No Entry and Wanted will have to wait until the end of the next year.

A source says, “Salman has become very family-oriented lately. He wants his stardom to benefit all his loved ones. He is going all-out to make sure that Arbaaz and Alivira’s films rock.”

Atul and Alvira Agnihotri

While Arbaaz’s film is purely desi and located in the heartland of North India, Alvira and Atul’s film to be directed by Prem Soni is a tender love story set in Paris for which the brief for finalising a female lead is that she must resemble Katrina. Now, Salman is on the look-out for a girl with distinctly Caucasian looks.

“In fact, Salman was keen to cast Katrina in Paris but they have mutually agreed not to star together. Salman has instructed an agency in Paris to look for a girl who looks partly Indian and partly like a foreigner,” says the source.

July 27, 2009 11:54:16 AM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network

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At last Bollywood box-office collections get lucky with the much awaited multi starrer action-thriller LUCK. Hype over high tide, might have prevented cine-goers in Mumbai to enter cinema halls, despite the beginning of week-end. Therefore, affecting almost 40 percent of the opening collections for LUCK.

Still LUCK took a fantastic opening at the single screens in U.P, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Nizam, with a hundred percent opening. Although multiplexes conquered 40 percent opening, however, good reviews will woo audience to watch the film over the weekend. The film has been released on 976 prints in India (343 physical prints and 633 digital prints) on 1,150 screens. Overseas, it has been released in 134 prints on 150 screens. The worldwide print count is 1,110 in 1,300 screens. Meanwhile, the film collected an impressive 2.8 lakh Dirham on its opening day in UAE.

LUCK is predicted to get luckier with the bad fate of its contemporary- PERFECT MISMATCH. PERFECT MISMATCH has turned out to be living up to its title with its box-office earnings a perfect mismatch as compared to producer’s expectations. A very poor opening at both- multiplexes and single screens, the film has not even received moderate reviews by critics to fall back on.

On the whole, LUCK’s charm did prove fatal for PERFECT MISMATCH as predicted by many trade pundits. With LOVE AAJ KAL releasing next week it will give a further blow to the poor show of PERFECT MISMATCH, and will also affect the turnover of LUCK for the next weekend. Till that time, we can safely say this week it’s perfectly matched for LUCK!

GLAMSHAM.COM


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