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THREE’S COMPANY: Sushmita Sen, Shah Rukh Khan and Fardeen Khan in a still from Dulha Mil Gaya
With SRK and Sushmita Sen teaming up again

BINA TRIVEDI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; January 2, 2010)

Sweeping aside the sceptics, Mudassar Aziz’s Dulha Mil Gaya — a comic caper shot for the most part in the Caribbean Islands, is slated for a mammoth release worldwide on January 8.
The film’s leading lady Sushmita Sen says DMG is a passionately told story and it has a delightful plot line. For her fans it is important because she teams up with Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan after their last super-hit
Main Hoon Na.
SRK has a pivotal role as Raj, while the film’s leading man Fardeen Khan (playing Shashank) has his own share of fun and romance.
It is now official that PVR has tied up to distribute this magnum opus through their network in Delhi, UP, East Punjab and Mysore. Morpheus Media Ventures, the films presenters, and Viveck Vaswani are gung-ho about their PVR tie-up. And the film will have a colossal release in terms of prints across the globe.
The title track of DMG is already a hit this wedding season with “baraats” all over blasting it. And for some live publicity action, on January 3, Fardeen will even dress in his bride-groom gear and drive in a chariot to a Mumbai mall to claim his bride Isshita Sharma.
What’s more, Bollywood Hungama has registered in excess of 1,75,000 hits on Dulha Mil Gaya’s theatrical trailer (more than any other forthcoming film), in less than one month. “I’m elated,” says writer-director Mudassar Aziz, “we made this music and this film only to entertain our audiences, them enjoying it leaves me gratified.”
“It has been a long but exhilarating journey. It’s been the best example of teamwork that I have ever seen. The unit stuck together through thick and thin. The scale of the film has to be seen to be believed,” said Viveck Vaswani, the producer.
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NO LOVE LOST: Farah Khan with Shah Rukh Khan

The Bollywood choreographer-director breaks tradition with her first home production

SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; November 18, 2009)

Don’t know how Shah Rukh Khan is taking this, but choreographer and director Farah Khan’s next film does not star the Bollywood Badshah as was widely expected… instead, it has the Bollywood Khiladi — Akshay Kumar. The film is called Tees Maar Khan and this is Farah’s third directorial venture — after Om Shanti Om and Main Hoon Na — and the first for her home production with husband Shirish Kunder. Incidentally, Shirish has also written Tees Maar Khan and will be producing it along with Akshay’s production house. Shirish told BT yesterday about his film that will go on floors by March next year, “I wrote this film with Akshay in mind. My first film Jaaneman was with him and we share a good rapport. Initially, I was supposed to direct Tees Maar Khan but since it’s our first home production, Farah and I decided that I’ll produce it and she’ll direct it.”
Farah, whose next film was supposed to be Happy New Year with SRK, added, “I don’t even have a script for Happy New Year yet, so when this film came along, I decided to go ahead with it. It’s my kind of film and has everything in it — action, comedy and full masala. It’s like a readymade script for me.” She’s aware that Bollywood’s going to cast aspersions on why she picked Akshay over old-friend Shah Rukh. “But there’s no stress between SRK and me. In fact, he’s very happy for me and our production house and has offered every kind of help that I might need while doing the film,” said the choreographer-cum-director. “Tees Maar Khan means a smart ass,” added Farah, who might go on a nationwide hunt for an actress for the film with Shirish.
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.
Manoj Kumar reacts to Farah Khan’s snide remark that his 1989 film, Clerk, is a ‘treasure chest of ham scenes’
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 26, 2009)

Manoj Kumar

Farah Khan has rubbed veteran actor Manoj Kumar the wrong way again. After a raging controversy, which triggered off when she showcased Manoj Kumar in a poor light in Om Shanti Om, a few weeks ago, Farah made a statement in the media that she rated Manoj Kumar’s film, Clerk as “a treasure chest of ham scenes”.

Reacting angrily to Farah’s statement, Manoj Kumar said, “Ham means pig. I am still a student of cinema. Farah is bubbly and successful and she is entitled to her opinion. I wish her well but those who think that they have become masters (after becoming successful) are wrong. Go back and take a look at the choreographers who ruled the roost in my era. I think Farah should first learn to spell choreography. Keeping the same background and repeating the same shots is not choreography. It means that a song should take the story forward. If you don’t know that, you have no right to choreograph a song.”

Manoj says that he vividly remembers many scenes from the film, which released 20 years ago. “Nowadays, writers copy old films and nonchalantly walk away with awards. I have no respect for anybody who is not original, irrespective of the fate of his/her product at the box-office,”

Farah Khan

When asked what he thinks of Farah as a filmmaker, he replied, “What films has Farah made? Main Hoon Na? Good. But Om Shanti Om was just idli, sambar and dosa of Madhumati, Mahal and many other films.”

When we asked Farah Khan about the issue, she refused to comment on it. All she says is, “I have high regard for Manoj Kumar.”


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