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By TUSHAR JOSHI (Mid-Day; November 27, 2009)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Hrithik Roshan are at loggerheads over the usage of English dialogues in Guzaarish. The director and actor have been indulging in verbal volleys over it.

Guzaarish has quite a few dialogues in English. In fact, most of the interaction between Hrithik and his co-star is in English. While Bhansali thinks it’s necessary to converse in the Queen’s language, Roshan doesn’t feel the same.

Recently there was a showdown between the two when Duggu went ahead and spoke some lines in Hindi, which were in English in the script. This upset Bhansali who told the actor that he couldn’t make changes and call the shots.

Meri marzi yaa teri marzi?
A source reveals, “Hrithik feels that an overdose of English will make the film too classy. It won’t cater to the masses that will come to see the film. He even suggested that Bhansali add subtitles, but the director isn’t quite convinced. He’s going ahead and using English lines wherever he thinks fit.”

The risks Duggu is taking
Apart from growing a beard, Hrithik has also been asked to pile on some extra kilos for the film. “Since his character is paraplegic and bound to a wheelchair, he will have to look chubby and let go of his muscular chiselled appearance.  Hrithik is pushing the envelope and taking huge risks with Guzaarish,” notes the source.

Hrithik and Bhansali remained unavailable for comment.


By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 13, 2009)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Chenab Gandhi seems to be jinxed. Harman Baweja was first signed for the film but was given the boot. Later, they were in talks with John Abraham but that didn’t work out.

Finally, Rajeev Khandelwal was signed for the film. However, now the buzz is that producer Bhansali and director Vibhu Puri are contemplating to replace even Rajeev. A source says, “Chenab Gandhi was supposed to go on the floors in September but was postponed to next year due to Rajeev’s television shows. However now Vibhu and Bhansali are in two minds about casting him. They feel that Rajeev may not gel with the likes of Vidya Balan and Amitabh Bachchan, owing to his appeal as an indie actor. The duo is looking for another actor, but hasn’t informed Rajeev about his ouster as yet.”



By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 27, 2009)

First look of Dil Bole Hadippa!

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is fuming on seeing the first look of YRF’s Dil Bole Hadippa!. Despite being assured by YRF that they won’t use Hadippa in their title, they haven’t lived up to their promise given to Bhansali.

A spokesperson from SLB Productions said, “Hadippa is the title of Bhansali’s sister Bela Sehgal’s first directorial venture. Bhansali turned down Aditya Chopra’s request to let him use the title. If it was his own he’d have considered Aditya’s request but as this is his sister’s first film, Bhansali won’t allow her title to be taken away even if it means taking legal action.”

“How could they add two words to Hadippa and claim the title to be their own? Would they have liked it if someone made Ek Baar Rab Ne Phir Bana Di Jodi or Pataa Nahin Kyun Laaga Chunari Mein Daag?”

Lead actress of Dil Bole Hadippa!, Rani Mukerji, who is close to both the production houses, tried but failed to arrange a meeting between the two filmmakers to solve matters.

“What’s there to discuss? What YRF has done is unethical. We at SLB Productions see it as creative vandalism. We’ve written proof that YRF had assured us they won’t use the word Hadippa. If the need arises, we’ll use that evidence against them,” the spokesperson added.

Commenting on the issue, an annoyed Bhansali said, “If they were so sold on a Punjabi title, since their film is about cricket, they could’ve called it Balle Balle.”