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Jun 262014
 
Bollywood Buzz | June 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

A driver who works with superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Rajendrakumar Gautam has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl who works at former beauty queen and actress Sangeeta Bijlani’s house, said an official from Bandra police station and added that the investigation is going on.

“The case was registered here Wednesday evening and the investigation is going on. At the moment, we are not allowed to talk about the case as the investigation department is looking after it,” the official told IANS.

The driver Rajendrakumar alias Pintu Mishra, 34, who is reportedly not SRK’s personal driver, called the 17-year-old at a hotel in Nallasopara here, on the pretext of offering her a job, where he raped her.

Mishra is apparently King Khan’s logistics driver and has never been the actor’s personal driver, as he allegedly claimed when he introduced himself to the maid. Mishra had apparently managed to get the maid’s phone number via a friend. One report mentions a source claiming that Mishra was entrusted with the job of ferrying the actor’s children between school and home. Apparently, SRK’s driver lured this 17 year old girl who had been working at the actress’ home for the last five to six months, into getting a better work opportunity at SRK’s home and took her to a lodge in Nalasopara where he allegedly raped her. When Mishra called on the maid’s number, reportedly the actress who was married to a former cricketer herself picked up the phone and learnt of her maid’s plans to quit, and the maid was sacked after clearing her dues. Mishra then took her to Nalasopara on the pretext of helping her out with a place to stay. The Bandra police has booked him under various IPC sections.

Although the girl is said to be a minor, the police are checking her date of birth to get the right age.

“We are also checking the victim’s date of birth certificate to check if she is still a minor or not,” another official from Bandra police station told IANS.

The girl, who came to the city from Latur (Maharashtra) in search of a job, got the opportunity to work at Sangeeta’s house.

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Jun 262014
 
Bollywood Buzz | June 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

It was 22 years ago on this date that Shah Rukh Khan’s debut movie “Deewana(1992)” hit the silver screen. The actor says he has not seen the movie yet – and he has his special reason.

SRK tweeted Wednesday: “All notions, creations and experiences of decades will end on the day of truth. I tirelessly work to ignore the inevitable. Thx for 22 yrs of O2.

“I have till date not seen ‘Deewana’. I have a notion that I don’t want to see my first or last creation. They are bookends, the story is between.”

Shah Rukh’s own story has been as memorable as some of the films he has starred in over the years.
He had already made his presence felt in the world of TV with shows like “Fauji” and “Circus” when SRK ventured into the world of cinema with “Deewana(1992)”, directed by Raj Kanwar and co-produced by Guddu Dhanoa and Lalit Kapoor. It starred Rishi Kapoor and late actress Divya Bharti.

That set the ball rolling for the Delhi boy, who initially made it big with grey roles in “Baazigar” and “Darr”, but gradually went on to be labelled Bollywood’s king of romance following the success of “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”.

SRK enjoys global popularity, and it has been spurred by his versatility, his charm, wit and stage presence.
If he entertained audiences with actioners like “Don 2? and “Ra.One”, he also did issue-based films like “My Name Is Khan”, “Chak De India” and “Swades”,. He did titles like “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” and “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. Now he’s all geared up for “Happy New Year”.

The superstar is married to Gauri Chibber, with whom he has two children – son Aryan and Suhana. Together, the couple also raises son AbRam, whom they had via surrogacy.

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Jun 262014
 
Bollywood Buzz, Kick | June 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

A year ago, producer Sajid Nadiadwala decided to branch out as a director with the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit ‘Kick’, and announced that it would kick off the Eid celebrations in 2015. To underline the fact, the film’s promotions triggered off with Mika Singh-Palak Mucchal’s duet ‘Jumme ki raat’.Composer Himesh Reshammiya admits that since he was scoring an Eid song for the first time, he had the original Jumma song crooned by Amitabh Bachchan in Hum in mind.

“This Jumma song was always a part of the script. I knew I had to create a dance anthem. So, I thought of doing something as big as Jumma chumma de de,” he reveals. However, he’s quick to point out that though the track is dedicated to the composers of the original song, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, it is very different from the ’90s chartbuster. “Not a single note is the same. It is only the word `jumma’ which gives it a nostalgic feel,” Himesh reasons.

The mukhda was written by Shabbir Ahmed keeping the audio in mind, and the antaras were written by Kumaar according to the situation in the film. “It took us 20 days to record Jumme ki raat as everything had to be perfect–from the lyrics and the composition to the sound,” recalls the music director, who kept reworking the track till he was completely satisfied.

Interestingly, it is Salman Khan, the film’s lead, who gave Himesh his musical break in Bollywood when along with Jatin-Lalit and Sajid-Wajid, he signed him to give the music for his 1998 film. Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Bunty Walia and Salman’s younger brother Sohail Khan who also wrote and directed it. “The challenge even then was to create a new and popular tune on the words which had fired the imagination of the audience earlier with a hit melody (from Mughal-e-Azam). I’m thankful to God that in both cases, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya and Jumme Ki Raat, he blessed me with a melody which is very different from the original songs,” says Himesh.

After Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Salman and Himesh had given many hits together, including Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge and Tere Naam. After a brief hiatus the two partnered in Bodyguard in 2011, followed by Kick. Himesh is also giving the music for Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Getting back to Jumme ki raat, Himesh says the song was composed to appeal to a universal audience, the youth in particular, and Salman’s fans.”It has a contemporary beat with heavy base guitars, but at the core, the composition is very Indian. And it is this fusion that works for the song,” he explains. The number has been choreographed by Ahmed Khan and picturised on Salman and his leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez. “It’s a song with a lot of attitude and who better than Salman bhai to carry it off,” smiles Himesh.

On their part, Sajid, Salman and Bhushan Kumar who has bought the film’s music rights, are equally thrilled with Himesh’s latest chartbuster. After Hangover, Salman is likely to sing a remixed version of Jumme ki raat too for Kick.

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Jun 262014
 
Bollywood Buzz | June 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm

None of the five cameras installed in Wankhede Stadium’s Garware pavilion have captured the arguments between Preity Zinta and industrialist Ness Wadia, who the actor alleges abused and threatened her, the police said on Wednesday after reviewing the footage. Zinta has accused Wadia, her former boyfriend, of abusing and manhandling her in the pavilion twice during an IPL match on May 30. He abused her for the third time on the ground after the match, she claims.

Wadia has denied all the charges. The two are co-owners of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab. The Marine Drive police on Wednesday completed examining the footage of the five cameras in the Garware pavilion, but in vain.

“The cameras have not recorded the incidents that Zinta has alleged in her complaint. She has said that she was abused twice by Wadia — once below the AC box, where he also manhandled her, and the second time near the railing in the open area,” a senior police officer said.

“The cameras keep rotating and it is possible that they were facing the other way when Wadia and Zinta got into an argument.” There are a total 122 CCTV cameras inside the stadium. “We want to review the footage recorded by a private television channel, but its executives have not replied whether they will share it,” the officer said.The Marine Drive police, meanwhile, have started contacting the 12 people named as witnesses by Zinta in her supplementary statement recorded, which was at the stadium on Tuesday. A police officer said that though they record statements of all the 12 people, they were hopeful of getting leads from five of the witnesses. One of the key witnesses is US national Gene Goodenough, who was seated in the Garware pavilion’s front row along with Zinta and apparently saw Wadia abusing and threatening her the second time. Goodenough had apparently intervened and asked Wadia to “shut up”. According to the police, the American raised his hand and warned Wadia that if he did not stop screaming at Zinta and leave, he would hit him.

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Jun 262014
 
Bollywood Buzz, Exclusive | June 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

It seems like this is the season of breakups. After the much publicised divorce between Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapur and the recent breakup between Uday Chopra and Nargis Fakri, there is this mistrust and insecurity in the air. While we were shocked to learn about the divorce between childhood sweethearts Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan, some breakups just seem imminent. If we see the relationship between the hottest B-Town couple-Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, everything seems normal. They are apparently in love with each other, have their parents’ blessings and are allegedly planning a wedding soon. Still we hear that there are differences creeping in between the two. Be it their inability to set a wedding date or insecurity, we give our reasons that could lead to a breakup between them. Though we have our fingers crossed and hope for a happy ending for Ranbir-Katrina, we cannot change destiny. Let us have a look at five reasons that could lead to a breakup between the two.

Insecurity: It seems Katrina Kaif is insecure about her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor. A Sahara Samay report says that Katrina was keeping tabs on Ranbir, who is in Sri Lanka shooting for Anurag Kashyap’s Jagga Jasoos. The report adds that she is keeping a check on Ranbir very carefully. Even when she does not have any work on the sets, she comes there so that she can allegedly keep an eye on him. She is always found on his side and is accompanying him wherever he goes. Her behaviour has reportedly irritated Ranbir, who is yearning for some space. In fact, Katrina is doing what Ranbir’s ex-lover Deepika Padukone did. Dips used to keep a dog watch on Ranbir when he was shooting with Katrina for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. At that time Deepika was insecure about Ranbir, which inevitably led to their breakup. Watch out Kat, you’re repeating the same mistake what Dips did.

Ex-factor: In an industry as small and well-knit as Bollywood it becomes very difficult to avoid one another, especially when it comes to work. It becomes even tough when the people you would want to avoid are the numero uno heroine Deepika Padukone and the most popular actor- Salman Khan. While Ranbir dated Deepika before, Katrina was in a relationship with Salman. Though they have parted ways, Ranbir is still doing films with Deepika. This means that not only is there a chance of rekindling an old flame but also a solid reason for Katrina to be insecure and jealous. Similarly, Katrina doing a film and spending time with the charismatic Salman could give Ranbir sleepless nights.

Fights over co-stars: It seems there is trouble brewing in Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif’s paradise. Reports suggested that the lovebirds were spotted fighting on the sets of film Jagga Jasoos. This fight came as a shock as the two were spotted walking hand-in-hand in Cape Town a few days back. An India Today report said that the fight started when Katrina pointed out that a stunt Ranbir was performing was similar to Hrithik Roshan’s stunt in the upcoming movie Bang Bang. The report adds that the similarity that was pointed out, allegedly made Ranbir angry. It seems Ranbir does not take comparisons to Katrina’s co-stars sportingly. Or is Katrina’s proximity to the hot and single Hrithik giving Ranbir sleepless nights?

Uncertainty over their wedding: It is still not clear whether Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif will tie the knot next year as reported. A few months back the media was abuzz with reports that said the lovebirds will get married in 2015 and both the set of parents have already started preparing for the same. However, both of them have never gone on record to accept that they will tie the knot anytime soon. In fact, Katrina has gone on record to say that the news of their 2015 marriage are just rumours and there are no such plans. Even Ranbir has dodged media queries about his wedding plans. In fact, there are reports that say that while Katrina is eager to be the bride and wants to take her relationship with Ranbir to the next level, Ranbir is not ready. He is concentrating on his career and feels it is too early to think of settling in life.

The eternal playboy: Be it the gorgeous Deepika Padukone or the sexy Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir has dated a bevy of Bollywood beauties. He is the quintessential romantic hero who has a heart of gold and a very successful career. Though he is currently in a stable relationship with Katrina Kaif, there are rumours that say the actor is not ready to tie the knot. In fact, in an interview to Daily Bhaskar, Ranbir had said that he does not like to talk about his relations as when a relationship doesn’t culminate in marriage, people start saying, ‘Pehle iske saath thi and then someone else’. Well, going by Ranbir’s statement, it seems that he’s not sure if he would make Katrina his bride. Is he unwilling to give up his bachelorhood? Or is he too busy for a wedding? That is something time will tell.

Courtesy: TOI

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Bollywood Buzz | June 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Rakesh Roshan’s daughter Sunaina has penned a coffee table book on her famous father called To Dad, With Love, with lots of anecdotes and pictures from his life.

Besides the family itself, Sunaina has also spoken to film personalities who have worked closely with her dad.

In the first part, Shah Rukh Khan revealed some interesting details about how he bagged his first film with the Roshans, King Uncle.

In the second part, Shah Rukh talks about his biggest hit with Rakesh Roshan, Karan Arjun.

We also present some beautiful and rare pictures of Rakesh Roshan with his family, friends and on the sets of his movies.

Extreme commitment to his work and playing his role as captain of the ship are also things SRK admired in Dad.

On the sets of Koyla (1997), they were shooting at a punishing temperature of minus 5 degrees Celsius and the entire unit was shivering except for Dad who wasn’t even wearing a thick jacket.

SRK asked Dad why he wasn’t feeling cold when everyone else was clearly affected by it.

Dad replied that he too was freezing but could not afford to show it because if he started shivering, it would affect the whole unit and they would all start reacting to the weather. He couldn’t allow that to happen as the objective of the shoot would be defeated if everyone did not give 100 per cent to the work and focus on it.

Dad then told SRK that if he was finding it unbearable, he could pack up for the day. SRK was stunned by Dad’s rare level of commitment and dedication.

Shah Rukh has watched Dad a lot and has many interesting observations to make. “He believes that at the work place you have to be the boss and you can’t have too much laughter.

Everybody takes him very seriously but if you meet him after work, you’ll find that he has a great sense of humour,” he analyses accurately.

He has also noticed that Dad’s face mirrors a variety of emotions when he is behind the camera.

He is so engrossed in his work that his passion for every scene is clearly displayed on his face.

Dad has a way of shouting ‘Cut it” with such unbridled joy that it makes every actor feel like he has just given his best shot.

One day, SRK asked him why he said, ‘Cut it’ in that style.

Dad explained to him that actors are always insecure and after many re-takes if the response from the director is not encouraging, it could demoralise them.

So whatever the quality of the ‘take,’ Dad’s excited ‘Cut it!’ makes the actor feel he is performing well.

“The director knows that his actor has reached his maximum capacity and this is going to be the best (shot) that he would have to work with,” said Dad to SRK.

My interactions with Shah Rukh Khan lead me to believe that he puts immense value on and cherishes the work he has done with Dad.

He is also humble about accepting that he learnt a lot from Dad, “When we were shooting a particular scene for Karan Arjun, I took a break and looked away from Kajol. Rakeshji came up and asked me why I had looked away.

I told him that there was no particular reason, I just felt like looking away.

That was the time he explained to me very patiently, ‘When you look somewhere, to me it feels like something is distracting you or that you are looking at other characters,’ I said, ‘No, I come from theatre and I would like to do the shot like that.’

He told me that it created an awkward empty space on screen.

Unlike theatre, on screen, out of sight is out of mind.

He elaborated, ‘A lot of things may be running through your mind but they are not in sight and film is a visual medium.’

All this was clearly a learning experience for me. I still tend to look away in some scenes, I still do things which are different but his explanation was a big lesson for me as a new actor.

When I make a film, I believe that it’s always through the eyes of the director for his audience and it is never through my eyes for my audience. So if a director tells me that I should act in a certain way, I learn from it.”

SRK astutely observes that Dad makes, “The most complex films in the simplest way.”

A befitting example would be Karan Arjun, which remains one of Dad’s favourite films. He had a tough time finalizing the cast, and the subject matter was considered by many to be too fantastical and far too outdated to work in the mid-90s.

The challenge before him was to make a convincing film on an implausible theme and to cast it so perfectly that he could put across an intricate story in a relatable way.

But before he could go on the floor, Dad once again encountered his usual problem of fixing the right actors for the lead roles.

Initially, he had signed Ajay Devgan and Shah Rukh Khan but both actors wanted to switch roles and go against their respective images — SRK wanted to do all the action, Ajay wanted to romance!

Dad then decided on Salman Khan and Aamir. He got Salman’s dates but Aamir couldn’t give him dates for the next six months.

Meanwhile, SRK returned to the film and agreed to do the romantic role.

So Dad went to Aamir and told him that he had got Salman’s dates and would like to start shooting without any further delay. Aamir accepted the explanation and opted out of the film.

Finally, Dad got the best that any filmmaker could have hoped for — Shah Rukh and Salman to play Karan Arjun.

The film became a blockbuster and went on to acquire cult film status.

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Jun 232014
 

Bollywood Buzz | June 23, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Rakesh Roshan’s daughter Sunaina has penned a coffee table book on her famous father called To Dad, With Love, with lots of anecdotes and pictures from his life.

Besides the family itself, Sunaina has also spoken to film personalities who have worked closely with her dad.

We present excerpts from the book, in two parts.

In the first part, Shah Rukh Khan reveals some interesting details about how he bagged his first film with the Roshans, King Uncle, followed by Karan Arjun and Koyla.

To this day, Shah Rukh Khan remembers how Dad met him at China Garden where we were having dinner and offered him King Uncle (1993) which started a long association that spanned three films as hero (King Uncle, Karan Arjun, Koyla), a sporting guest appearance (in Krazzy 4 which Filmkraft produced but Dad did not direct) and a deal for Khan’s Red Chillies to take care of the spectacular SFX of Krrish 3.

SRK recalls their first meeting, “I was leaving the restaurant when Rakeshji took me aside and said he wanted to cast me in a film with Mr Bachchan who, incidentally, was also at the same restaurant.

Rakeshji made me the offer and said, ‘If you don’t want to do the film, you tell my family because they liked you a lot in Fauji.’

I said, ‘Yes, of course,’ and he added that if I changed my mind for any reason I would have to face his family.

As far as he was concerned he’d done his job by asking me to do his film. That was very sweet of him.”

Ultimately, King Uncle was not made with Amitabh Bachchan but with Jackie Shroff though Shah Rukh Khan remained an integral part of it.

Excerpted from the book To Dad, With Love by Sunaina Roshan, published by Om Books International, with the publisher’s permission, Rs 1,995.

SRK remembers the slightest details about his early visits to our house.

“I loved the biscuits that they made at home. I was initially overwhelmed by Rakeshji’s pristine look and light eyes but seeing him in his house with the whole family made me feel really wanted and loved.”

King Khan humbly recalls that it was King Uncle which took him out of the country for the first time.

“I got the opportunity to travel abroad when we went to South Africa to shoot a song,” he puts on record. “In fact, the first song that I ever filmed was ‘Is Jahan Ke Nahin’ for King Uncle.”

Dad was shooting in Nairobi with Anil Kapoor and the cast of Khel when he asked Shah Rukh and Nagma to fly down to picturise a song on them.

Shah Rukh associates that trip with many warm memories. “In the evenings, Rakeshji used to take me out for dinner with the rest of the team and all of them were very kind to me.

I think Sunaina and Duggu were given the job of looking after me. I also remember that when I didn’t have a jacket, Anil or Rakeshji would lend me theirs because you couldn’t enter the restaurant without one. Their jackets were a little big for me,” he dimples at the memory.

SRK maintains that Dad initiated him into this fascinating world of cinema and he learnt much from him. He even picked up terms like ‘hit film’ from Dad.

“Rakeshji was the first man to tell me that my film (Deewana, 1992) was a hit,” he smiles wryly at his early naivete. “I was shooting for King Uncle at Mehboob Studio when he came in and said, ‘Arre yaar, teri film bahut badi hit ho gayi hai (hey buddy, your film is a massive hit),’ Until then I didn’t even know what a hit film was.”

Since Dad was one of the best horse riders in the film business, SRK also learnt to ride a horse from him during Karan Arjun. “I’m still not good at it,” admits the frank Mr Khan who also states that his career’s first “item number” was ‘Jaati Hoon Main’ in Karan Arjun (1995).

“It was my first action film too,” he states for the record.

SRK even credits Dad with introducing him to a more sophisticated style of living.

“During King Uncle which was my first large scale commercial film, we were in a five-star hotel in Goa where I used to enjoy sitting in my room and playing video games while everyone else would be out having dinner.

So he used to say, ‘Tu Kamre mein jaake kya karta rehta hai? Video games khelta rehta hai’ (What do you keep doing in that room? Play video games?).’ Then he would force me to go out with them for dinner. I learnt a lot from him. I didn’t understand the relevance of good food, sitting in a dining room and eating. I picked up a lot of sophistication from Mr Rakesh Roshan.”

One quality he didn’t pick up from Dad was punctuality.

He unabashedly admits, “I still haven’t learnt to be on time. He is precise to the second and you can wind your watch according to him.

I could never wake up early, so he used to depute a few guys to make sure I was up on time.

Or he would threaten to personally come and wake me up. For me, one of the scariest thoughts was to be woken up early in the morning because at that time I used to sleep in the raw.”

“The first thing Rakeshji would wear was his hat. He is one of those people who look daisy-fresh after a bath. He looks like he’s been dry-cleaned, his face glows like he’s been scrubbed. I didn’t really want to get up but when you see a fresh face in the morning, standing with big guys by his side, saying, ‘Chalo utho’ (come on, get up), I would say, ‘Haan, uth gaya’ (I’m awake).

I would get up and sit up. I soon realised that if I sat up, he thought I had woken up and would go out to call for tea. The moment he went out, I would go back to sleep. I used to fool him a lot like that. Or I would make up stories that I had woken up but the car broke down.

I really gave him grief during Karan Arjun and Koyla by turning up late. But I think he liked the fact that I worked hard and would do anything I was asked to as an actor.”

Shah Rukh soon became comfortable enough to explain to Dad that he really was uncomfortable with reporting for work at 9 am and to please allow him to come late.

One day, Dad told him that he could turn up late the next morning. The first happy thought that rushed through SRK’s mind was that his persistence had paid off and he could stroll in an hour or so later than usual.

He was still enjoying that thought when Dad told him that instead of 9 am, he could come at 9.15.

That’s how much leeway he was willing to give SRK!

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