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By Subhash K. Jha, December 11, 2009 – 19:00 IST

Post the grand international success of Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai slums have become fashionable and popular visiting places for international audiences. Just how much so, Sudhir Mishra discovered when he took his long-delayed film on slum life Tera Kya Hoga Johnny (featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Soha Ali Khan, Shahana Goswami and Karan Nath along with a real street-child Sikandar) to New York’s South Asian Film Festival held from October 28 to November 3.

At the festival American critics reacted to Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny as another Slumdog Millionaire.

Now Sudhir will release the film in a dubbed English version. “After Slumdog Millionaire, the West is looking with much curiosity at the slum culture of Mumbai. I had no plans of doing an English version of Tera Kya Hoga Johnny. But everyone who saw it in New York suggested I do it. Every frame in my film has been shot in the lanes and gullies of South Mumbai in Colaba.”

With Tutu Sharma now taking over as co-producer of Tera Kya Hoga Johnny, the film is all set for an early January 2010 release.

Thus ends the blame game whereby Neil Nitin Mukesh was being accused of trying to stall the film by not dubbing for it.

Defends Sudhir Mishra, “First of all most of the film is in sync sound. There was just about a day’s dubbing to be done by Neil. He finished it long ago. Why blame the poor guy?”


To get even with Randeep Hooda, with whom she had a tiff, Divya Dutta made sure there were umpteen retakes for a scene in which she had to slap him

By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 05, 2009)

Divya Dutta and Randeep Hooda in Love Khichdi

Divya Dutta found a unique way to get even with co-star Randeep Hooda, with whom she had a tiff, while shooting for Love Khichdi. While shooting for a funny scene, Divya had to slap Randeep a dozen times. Instead of acting, the wicked Divya slapped him for real and made sure there were at least half a dozen retakes.

Shrinivas, director of the film, confirmed the news and said, “It was quite a funny incident. Divya and Randeep had some differences. Divya sure had her revenge. I wasn’t aware of the issue while shooting the scene, it was only after the shot was canned that my assistants informed me about their tiff. It was not a very emotional, dramatic scene but a funny one. Divya, who is otherwise a fine actress, enjoyed a far more number of takes than she would’ve ideally taken. However, I must say Randeep was a gentleman as he also played along. Since I had to shoot from two different angles, it also helped Divya’s cause, I guess.”

Divya Dutta chose to downplay the incident and said, “I did not have any major issues with Randeep except a creative difference. Since Randeep is known to be a realistic actor, I asked him beforehand if I could hit him for real and he agreed. Poor guy. I must say that he was extremely sweet and didn’t say anything when the scene was being shot.”