West Delhi girl Sakshi Maggo has always dreamt of being an actor. Sakshi will be seen debuting in Firoz A Nadiadwala's 'Welcome Back'. The movie, which is a sequel of the 2007 hit 'Welcome', will be directed by Anees Bazmi. 'Welcome Back' also stars John Abraham, Shruti Hassan, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar.There's also been buzz about a few senior actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia and Naseeruddin Shah joining this ensemble cast. When we asked Sakshi whether Bachchan will also be part of the movie, she said, "I have heard that Amitji has been approached for a role in the movie. Anees
VS Kundu, Director-General, Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has announced that apart from festivals like MIFF-2014, they have more things in the pipeline to attract producers and financers to promote a documentary culture. One of them is partnering with Action Aid India for a film festival on 'Our City: Ourselves' in the suburbs, in the run-up to the MIFF. Also, the Festival Directorate will hold parallel screenings of national competition films in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chandigarh from February 3-9.Kundu also said that the Films Division was in talks
Looks like Sonakshi Sinha and Sonu Sood have let one aspect of the interaction between their characters in R... Rajkumar spill into real life too. When the two actors met recently at a trial of their movie, they greeted each other with an, "Oh ho!"Turns out that every time Sonu's character Shivraj, who's smitten by Sona's Chanda, sees her in the film, he greets in this manner. Chanda, too, reacts the same way.
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The Aarushi-Hemraj murder case has fascinated several B-Town filmmakers, including Milan Luthria and Manish Gupta. While the former has dropped his plans to make a movie on the case, the latter says his Rahasya (earlier speculated to be based on the murders) is a work of fiction. Incidentally, Nupur and Rajesh Talwar's lawyer had recently stated that no film or book on their daughter would be allowed without their consent and that legal action would be taken against anyone who attempted to do so.However, sources close to Vishal Bhardwaj say that even he was closely following the case. It is sa
Shah Rukh Khan is not just a superstar, but also a super parent even though he considers himself just another parent. He loves all children, be it his own (Aryan-16, Suhana-13, AbRam-6 months) or of others. It is for this reason that he lent support to Unilever's global initiative — Project Sunlight and spoke exclusively to TOI about being a parent. As parents, we all protect our babies when they are as tiny as AbRam and so we restricted our conversation with Shah Rukh on Aryan and Suhana. Excerpts:You are famously considered a good parent.I think it is overrated because I am a movie sta
The kind of adulation Farhan Akhtar got after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has him doing some serious rethinking about his career strategy. He has now become an actor first, filmmaker later.For a minimum of two or perhaps even three years, Farhan will only concentrate on the three acting assignments he has committed to. Sources say he will simultaneously think of scripting ideas, but the focus for the moment is staying in front of the camera, not behind it.
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So, we had a star-studded run up to the Delhi elections this time. Stars appealing people to vote, bands singing a tune to make us vote, singers and celebs campaigning for various parties; we even had brand ambassadors for parties, all of them going blue in the face exhorting Delhiites to vote. Well, some of the Delhiites seem to have been stirred by all the appealing and stirred themselves out of bed on what is usually considered just a 'chhuti ka din' to go and vote, for Delhi recorded 48% turnout till noon yesterday.But as they say, you win some, you lose some. While political parties have
While most people look forward to the upbeat songs and interesting choreography in a Prabhu Dheva film, R...Rajkumar, starring Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, promises to enthrall with its quirky dialogues too. "My films are entertainers, so masala dialogues are a must," says Prabhu Dheva.Some of the lines like Pyaar pyaar pyaar ya maar maar maar, Silent ho ja varna main violent ho jaoonga, Mere muhn mat lagna main sehat ke liye hanikarak hoon, Main paise ke liye kuch bhi kar sakta hoon toh soch main apne pyaar ke liye kya kya karoonga, penned by Shiraz Ahmed, are likely to draw ceetees. "Th
Neil Nitin Mukesh has done atypical roles that have had various shades of grey. He confesses that unpredictability and layers fascinate him. "I always felt that people didn't take me seriously, since I come from a musical family. This is why I felt the need to prove myself as an actor and did an unconventional film like Johnny Gaddaar as my debut," he says.After working with multiple National Award-winning directors like Madhur Bhandarkar, Pradeep Sarkar, Sudhir Mishra and Vishal Bhardwaj, his idea of contentment is quality scripts. "I'm happy when someone comes up and tells me that they liked
Sachiin Joshi says he had a lot of scripts in his email inbox, waiting for his nod, during the break after his second film Mumbai Mirror.However, the script that he actually fell for was that of Jackpot. The actor-filmmaker says, "Kaizad (Gustad) was persistent and kept calling me for three months to hear his script." Sachiin was sold after hearing the first draft.However, he told Kaizad that he would want to include some commercial elements in the film to which the director agreed. So, it actually happened that both the actor and the director wooed each other till they found themselves on the