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By SHAHEEN PARKAR (Mid-Day; December 11, 2009)

Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut will attempt to be just that for a song called Shakira Jaisi…

Hips Don’t Lie — ask Sushmita Sen and Kangna Ranaut. The stars are learning to shake their kamariyas like the Colombian singer who can wriggle her hips and more effortlessly.

The actresses are presently shooting for a song sequence for Anees Bazmee’s No Problem (it’s not a sequel to No Entry!). Music composer Pritam has composed a trademark Punjabi hip track that goes Shakira Jaisi Hile Lakhni…

Sush and Kangs, who play sisters in the flick, have been matching steps to Chinni Prakash’s choreography.
The two actresses will be making their moves in six yards. While Sushmita has draped herself in an Abu Jani sari worth Rs 4 lakh, Kangna settled for a Suneet Varma creation which costs Rs 3.5 lakh.

The song is being shot at the Filmistan Studios. Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal and Shakti Kapoor who feature in the film are also in the song that has been penned by lyricist Kumar (of Maa Ka Ladla fame).

Produced by Anil Kapoor, Rajat Rawail and Spice International, No Problem is slated to release in the third quarter of 2010.

Says Rawail, “We have been shooting for this track from Tuesday. Pritam has scored an extremely peppy song that tells them to shake like Shakira! It is a celebration song as Kangna is getting engaged to Akshaye in the film. The dance unfolds in their father Shakti Kapoor’s home — he plays the police commissioner.”

After a long schedule in South Africa, Bazmee has started the Mumbai leg of the film’s shoot. From next week, they will be shooting at various parts of south Mumbai.

H-twon in a sari
While you may have to wait a while to see Shakira in a sari (the outfit she wore during a Farah Khan choreographed performance at an awards show — seen alongside — doesn’t count as one), here are a list of Hollywood actresses who draped up.
Helen Mirren (at an awards show)
Katherine Heigl (in 27 Dresses)
The Pussycat Dolls (at an event)
Cameron Diaz (at a photoshoot)
Elizabeth Hurley (at an event)

Shakira Ve the last track that featured the name in the title. the fool n final gaana featured Ayesha Takia & Shahid Kapoor

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LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK: Bollywood hit producer Boney Kapoor prepares for his next blockbuster,
Milenge Milenge, starring Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor

Boney Kapoor is buoyed by the success of Wanted and the future prospects of the last Kareena-Shahid film together

MARK MANUEL Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; November 9, 2009)

Boney Kapoor is maha excited. Not over Wanted, his September blockbuster that got close to Rs 40 crore billing, but by his January release Milenge Milenge — which is the last time you will see Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor romantically paired on screen. I don’t have to tell you the film’s been in the making for a while, but Boney is confident it will be successful. “I can feel it in my bones,” he said emphatically, “why should it not work, it’s a good love story, it’s got fantastic music.” But what about the chemistry between Kareena and Shahid, I asked. “That’s there,” Boney declared, “besides, once the lights are off in the theatre, you forget whether they are a couple or not, and they become characters.”
He’s been a major player in Bollywood for 33 years now, and has always been big on ideas, and bigger on executing them. Which accounts for some 30 successes over the 80s, 90s and so far into the 2000s. Now he rattled off their names to me not in any order but as they came to mind. “There was Judaai in 1997 with Anil Kapoor and Sridevi which was a major hit but not a blockbuster,” he began, “Company, Pukar in 2000 — that won the National Award, and Loafer which was very successful, also Run in 2004… Abhishek Bachchan’s cleansing began with this film, and Sirf Tum in which Sushmita Sen had the superhit song Dilbar… then No Entry, the biggest commercial success of 2005, and Wanted now, which I would rate as one of the Top 10 films of all time. It’s still running! And it’s a case study to the business that has evolved now. When people talk of a film raking in Rs 200 crore… that’s a western concept to lure eyeballs. What you get in hand is what matters. I gave you the Indian boxoffice figures for Wanted. The overseas, satellite, home video/audio, branding rights are separate.”
He’s had some lemons at the box office as well, films like Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja in 1993 that I wasn’t reminding him about. However, Boney said on his own, “I’m a complete hands-on filmmaker, I’ve been through it all, I’ve done so many films, and several for my brothers Anil and Sanjay too, that I’ve got to know the complete and detailed aspects of filmmaking and distribution. With today’s invasion of corporates, the role of the producer is not underlined, there’s just a mad rush to put the package together. That’s why you’ve seen so many packages falling like nine pins! The control of the project is the engine… and it’s important to have a producer driving it with passion. Yes, the corporates brought in discipline where the business of filmmaking is concerned, and they streamlined the revenue mode, but they took away the passion.” That Boney has passion, there is no doubt. “I’ve been through the highs and lows, I’ve had a fractured financial status, but even then… if I can still churn out a blockbuster, what magic might I have done with a complete back-up,” he asked. The answer to that, perhaps, is in the films his production house BSK Network and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is making. I’ve already told you about Milenge Milenge. Then there’s the Anees Bazmee directed It’s My Life with Genelia, Harman Baweja and Nana Patekar, a remake of the successful South Indian film Bombraillu in Telugu and Santosh Subramaniam in Tamil. Isn’t Hurman bad news in Bollywood, I asked. “Wasn’t Amitabh bad news until Zanjeer,” Boney shot back. And he’s got three more films in mind for which Boney Kapoor can already hear the cash tills at the box office ringing. They are all sequels. “I’m starting Mr. India 2 — Be Positive,
there’s a strong possibility of Anil and Sridevi being the
lead pair, plus a new, young couple, and somebody big playing the major and unusual role of the villain. Then I’ve got a fix for No Entry 2. And somebody suggested a good idea for Most Wanted. Everything depends on the viability of the projects and availability of the main crew. I’m a strong believer in the need for a good support system. My cast is always according to the need of the film. What works is not a package, but the product.”
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.

Be Positive – No Entry Part 2 will feature Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Fardeen Khan, in double roles
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 25, 2009)

No Entry

There have been rumours of a sequel to the 2005 blockbuster, No Entry, since the time the film was declared a box office hit, but now it is official. Absolutely ecstatic by the success of Salman Khan’s Wanted, producer Boney Kapoor is set to start another film with the star, this time it’s the long awaited sequel to No Entry.

Giving out the details reluctantly, Boney says, “It will be called Be Positive – No Entry Part 2. If you remember, Anil Kapoor kept saying ‘Be positive’ throughout No Entry.

Salman Khan

The sequel will have the same three heroes, but with a difference. All three heroes – Salman, Anil and Fardeen Khan will feature in double roles. We’ll also have the same three girls, Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitley and Esha Deol. But we’ll need three new girls since the three heroes feature in double roles.”

The script of Be Positive – No Entry Part 2 has been finalised and the film will roll by the year end. Anees Bazmee will direct the sequel.

April 16, 2009 3:27:41 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network

view WANTED movie stills

WANTED

Around a year back when Boney Kapoor’s POKKIRI remake was still on the floors, we had the privilege of breaking the news to our patrons that the working title of the film was WANTED DEAD AND ALIVE. We had also elaborated about the strange title. Just to recall the reason is that Salman (in the film) is wanted dead by a certain gang while another gang wants him alive! Well, the official title of the film is now WANTED, as DEAD AND ALIVE has been dropped in order to keep the title simple and easy to understand for the not so literate audience.

Reliable trade sources are of the view that WANTED would indeed turn out to be Salman’s comeback vehicle, and this confidence stems from the two superb trailers that they have had the privilege of viewing just a few days back. The trailers show Salman in his true elements, he looks good and fit and carries out the action sequences with aplomb. And so it appears that Boney Kapoor has a winner on hands with Salman, yet again after the super-hit, NO ENTRY.

However, Salman’s last hit was David Dhawan’s PARTNER in 2007, and after that it had been a downhill journey for the star of the masses, as most of his films flopped. And what must be taken into account is the fact that during the current times when multiplexes bring in the maximum moolah, Salman’s fan base, which is basically (and mostly) single screen dominated, would find it difficult to tide over his films, unlike his TERE NAAM and GARV, that sailed through due to stupendous run at these cinemas. But for the sake of his loyal fans we wish that Salman would strike back with a vengeance and reclaim his lost glory and once again rule Bollywood like some of his more illustrious colleagues.

GLAMSHAM.COM


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