Bollywood this week…


Mithun Rishi Subhash

While we know that Subhash Ghai has made it a habit to make a cameo appearance in his films, we also know that the most memorable supporting roles have been from his films. His creation of the most memorable characters goes on to demonstrate how each role in any of his film is an important and pivotal one.

Tke Anupan Kher’s role in Karma, or Ajit’s in Kali Charan’s. How about Simi Grewal in Karz? All these are amongst hugely memorable roles and this stems from Subhash’s belief in creating strong character roles.

Right up to today, you will still hear people mouth ‘Saara sheher mujhe lion ke naam se jaanta hai’ – a dialogue made popular by Ajit. And any time someone has slapped someone, ‘Is thappad gi goonj sunni tumhe?’ almost always follows. Words made immortal by Anupam Kher.

For me the most memorable roles has got to be Gulshan Grover’s in Ram Lakhan as ‘Bad Man’ whose breakthrough performance as Kesariya Vilayiti had the audiences sit up and take note of this villain of Bollywood.

Ghai has now got a new venture Kaanchi coming up that stars Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor in pivotal roles. Back after a four year break, Ghai says, Magic is created by two things, the characters written in the script and the characters played by the actors. And I only work with people I have a rapport with.’

Here’s looking forward to probably yet another memorable film with the magic Ghai can create.


81st Academy Awards Photo Corner

We know him as a superhit music producer/ composer/ song writer and has also donned the hat of a film producer too but with a new venture coming up, A R Rahman has now written a story that’s a young sensual movie based on love and self-discovery. Eros International, which is a leading Indian film entertainment industry, will be producing this with the Oscar-winning Rahman.

Speaking on the announcement, A R Rahman said, “It’s a 16 year relationship with Eros and this time it’s extending the role a bit more. It’s about exploring the other side of a creative partnership. YM Movies is born out of sheer aspiration to create movies which could bring a lot of joy, fulfilling the artistic and cinematic demands”.

Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd added, “The film is an extension of the creative genius of A R Rahman and it’s with great pleasure that we announce this very special venture with him. With this film, we wish to present music and cinema at its best and entertain fans and audiences with an unforgettable experience”.


Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone who is now just a film old in Bollywood will be acting with her husband Daniel Weber in her next film.  Daniel will have a cameo role of a small time conman in the film titled Jackpot, directed by Kaizad Gustad. However, Sunny will not be doing any romantic roles opposite her husband in the film but instead will be working opposite Sachin Joshi. The film also stars Naseerudin Shah. Sunny Leone was better known as a pornstar before she joined the Bollywood film industry.


Sridevi 50th bday

Sridevi celebrated her 50th birthday with a very glamorous bash that was hosted by her husband Boney Kapoor. She looked every inch the diva in a floral printed silk dress created by Prabhal Gurung. Despite always being well dressed and not looking her age at all, Sridevi’s patchy make up and droopy shoulders did give away her age this time. Nevertheless, she managed to work her charm and enjoy the party thoroughly with the who’s who and crème de la crème of Bollywood.


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