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MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; November 21, 2009)
By Subhash K. Jha, August 29, 2009 – 12:27 IST
A 12-year old film finally got completed this week, thanks to its leading man Akshay Kumar’s determination to not have a single film of his in the cans.
This week after completing a schedule of Sajid Khan’s Housefull, Akshay Kumar sent Deepika Padukone packing and called producer-director Shabnam Kapoor to London to complete the long-pending Purab Ki Laila Paschim Ka Chaila, now called Hello India.
Shabnam Kapoor flew to London and shot with Akshay Kumar for almost a week before he flew out to Italy on Thursday for the next schedule of Housefull.
With the completion of Purab Ki Laila… which also stars Namrata Shirodkar and Suniel Shetty, Akshay prides himself on being the only leading man in Bollywood who has no films in the cans.
Interestingly, this would be only the second film in Akshay’s career directed by a female. Sangharsh directed by Tanuja Chandra was the first.
He now has the enviable record of being the only Bollywood superstar with no incomplete films to his discredit.
ROSHNI K OLIVERA Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; July 27, 2009)
In fact today, Govinda’s in a position of strength and the ‘lows’ in life, if ever, can no longer weigh him down. “I feel stronger than my problems,” he smiles. “Of course, that doesn’t mean problems are welcome! But I’m at peace and happy.”
This time around, the man is leaving no stone unturned, clearly evident from his physical appearance. A fitter and younger-looking Govinda reveals he’s on a strict diet. “I eat less, but I eat healthy. When I started my career I had a good body. I was very much into exercising and yoga. Now when I planned to return from politics to films, I decided I had to make the physique of an actor.” So has he achieved his target? “Now I have to convert the actor into a star,” he says emphatically.
With some good films lined up in the coming months, Govinda is raring to go. There’s Abbas-Mustan’s Life Partner, David Dhawan’s Do Knot Disturb, Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai by Ravi Chopra, Mani Ratnam’s Raavan, Suniel Shetty’s Loot and another film by Jagmohan Mundra titled Not Yet 40. Most may be comedies, but Govinda says, “They are commercial films with all the ingredients, not just comedy.”
This is the best phase for actors in Bollywood, whether the kind of films that are being made or the fact that there’s no more an age-limit! “We are going the Hollywood way. As long as we remain fit we can continue acting… actually as long as we look heroes. Today our actresses continue to do films after marriage and child-birth like Kajol, which is very good.”