Posts Tagged ‘debut’

Zohra Sehgal, a name that symbolizes liveliness, and truly defines ‘Life’ in every possible way.  The unmatched charm, the animated smile on that expressive face, and the young heart, even at this age it fills every ambiance with so much joy and happiness. Forget real life, look at any of her pictures and you realise that it’s so easy for the camera to capture it.

The living legend completes a century “full of Life” today on April 27, 2012.  Born exactly 100 years ago, Zohra started her career  as a dancer with Uday Shankar, was later associated with IPTA & Prithvi Theater and made her onscreen debut in Khwaja Ahmed Abbas’s much acclaimed Dharti Ke Laal in 1946.

Here’s a rare clip of her onscreen appearance in Dharti Ke Lal.

In recent years she has continued to work in films and has made her unique presence felt strongly in films like Dil Se, Bend it Like Beckham, Saaya & Cheeni Kum.

Hundred & not out, we wish Zohra Sehgal many more years of life…a life that has priceless memories to share, stories to tell and moments to cherish.

Happy 100 years, Zohra-ji!

(PS – ANI recently did an interview with her. It’s in three parts. Click here to start with the first part.)

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ram-gopal-varmaBelieve it or not but its  reported in today’s DNA. You can read the full article here.

The film Mujhe Ramuji Se Milna Hai is directed by Adeep Singh and its all about the struggle in the film industry. Casting couch, exploitation ouch and much more. And since the title has Ramu, the maker of the film wanted him to do a cameo and Ramu happily obliged.

The film is about an actor (Proshant Naryannan) from Delhi’s National School Of Drama (NSD) who wants to meet Ramu for a break in Bollywood.

Ram Gopal Varma gave homage to Madhuri Dixit through the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon and now someone is doing the same to him. Though he tried to do the same once by naming his Sholay remake as Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag  and the world knows what happened to it.  Hopefully “Ramu” in the title would not bring any more bad luck!

Kunal VijaykarGot some exclusive dope on directorial debut of Kunal Vijaykar. Read on to know more.

Kunal Vijaykar, the funny foodie man is not so happy these days. His directorial debut Fruit and Nut is ready for release since quite some time but the producers ( Studio 18) of the film are not at all happy with it. They can’t make out head or tail out of it. So Kunal has been asked to re-edit the film to make some sense out of it. Also, its release has been postponed to next year. No date has been fixed.

Fruit and Nut stars Cyrus Broacha, Boman Irani & Dia Mirza. Its written by Sharat Kataria, dialogue writer of Bheja Fry.

fruit n nutStory/plot/synopsis : Its a madcap comedy with a central character named Jolly Maker (Cyrus Broacha), who is a simple, hard working middle class struggling bachelor in search of love, money, friends and success. Jolly Maker works as a clerk in office of a greedy and corrupt builder named Khandar. He is typically nerdy, un-stylish, accident-prone and leaves a trail of disaster behind him.

One fine day in broad daylight, Jolly Maker’s beautiful, sexy, smart and snobbish colleague, Monica (Dia Mirza), gets mysteriously kidnapped. Through a roller coaster ride and series of comical mishaps, Jolly Maker finds himself in the middle of plot that has been hatched by an insane Ex- Maharaja (Boman Irani) to destroy Mumbai!! Whether the poor, adorable, accident-prone Jolly Maker finally falls in love or not, gets his girl or not and above all is able to save Mumbai or not, makes for rest of the film. 

Love is not about finding someone who will make you feel complete….but having someone with whom you can share your incompleteness….Thats Do Paise ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish, Deepti Naval’s directorial debut.

The film has Rajit Kapoor and Deepti’s best friend Manisha Koirala in lead roles and it deals with the bonding between two unlikely and unusual person. The buzz is that Rajit potrays a gay character in the film. Deepti is busy promoting her film at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. Though not much is known about the film but here is a sneak peek…two new pics of the film. With such a Gulzar-ish title and Deepti at director’s chair, we are looking forward to it.

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deepti naval filmThis is the first still from Deepti Naval’s directorial debut – Do Paise ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane ki baarish. Wow, what a name! Sounds straight from Gulzaarsaab’s diary. And Deepti making her debut with this…we are waiting. 

The film has Rajit Kapoor and Deepti’s best friend Manisha Koirala in lead roles. The film deals with the bonding between two unlikely and unusual person. And the dope is that Rajit kapoor plays a gay character in the film. Deepti is going to promote her film at the Cannes film festival. Manisha will also be there to lend her support.