Posts Tagged ‘Katrina Kaif’

Whatever that means! Blue stars Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film is positioned as India’s first big budget underwater film and has music by A R Rahman. The first song promo of the film is out and its by Kylie Minogue. Check it out.

WTF is this! Trust Bollywood to do it! And when its directed by Samar Khan, what else can you expect.

Its called “Make It Large – A Tribute to Michael Jackson”. If you are wondering whats the funda of “Make it Large”, then click here. If Shah Rukh Khan is here, can commerce be far behind. The video is produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Idiot Box. Even in this s0-called-tribute to MJ, its Royal Stag Seagram selling thier brand philosophy! The Red Chillies homepage even has a quote from Royal Stag’s VP (Marketing) explaining their brand connect with MJ! Trust the marketing guys to sell a dead man too!

The song is written by Vishal ( Of Vishal-Shekhar duo), composed by Vishal- Shekhar and features Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, KK, Shreya Ghoshal and Prabhudeva. The video also features Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Anoushka Sharma, Shahid Kapur, and Yuvraj Singh.

We think this is the worst tribute to Michael Jackson! The lyrics redifne the word corny, music is horrendous and the voices are all over the place. No two voices in sync! We really could have done without it. Do let us know what you guys think.

imran khanDhoom doom doom! Dil bole doom doom doom. Yes, we belong to the IB Club for sure, otherwise how do you explain the fact that when a film gets shelved, we are feeling happy about it. Sickos! But, its Sanjay Gadhvi! Sanjay Doom Gadhvi! The man is nice but when there are million other jobs to keep yourself busy, why make films ?

Sanjay Gadhvi was planning a new film – 7 Days in Paris with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif. We first wrote about it here and till date, its one of our popular posts. And if gossipmongers are to be believed Gadhvi’s film is now shelved! And the big reason is Madam Mahalingam of Studio18! Who ? Vandana Malik, the to-be-ma-in-law of Imran Khan. It seems Sanjay had  big fight with Madam because he has been wasting Imran’s dates as he could not manage any heroine after Katrina walked out if it. And the big fight turned into bigger fight and the green light was quickly turned into red.

Poor Imran! He got nothing to do. Once a week, he keeps himself busy by writing a column for Hindustan Times. Rest six days, he reads and reads and reads scripts. Only when his girlfrind Avantika Malik recommends any script, he decides to do it. Like Kidnap, Luck!  She picked those two scripts.

BTW, he finally has found the great romantic script that he was desperately looking for – Karan Johar’s production I Hate Luv Stories! Puneet Malhotra will direct it and Sonam Kapoor will co-star in it. We read the synopsis, could not find anything great in it except the name K Jo attached to it.

Well, you know your luck is fuck when your ma-in-law and you are in the same business. And you know your luck can never get a better fuck when your ma-in-law is dumbo too! Lord save the son-in-laws!

The first official look of Rajkumar Santoshi’s new film Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahani is out. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif. And if rumours are to be believed, it seems Santoshi is trying to go back to his Andaz Apna Apna days with this one. Well, with Katrina, we doubt everything. Check out the posters.

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 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

The HangoverAges ago, we told you so! Here is the post where we wrote about how bollywood biggies are desperate to remake The Hangover.

And according to Mumbai Mirror, Firoz Nadiadwala has purchased the remake rights of the film. But according to our sources, the final deal is still not done and negotiation is on. Papers not signed yet.

The remake will be directed by Anees Bazmee. Abhishek Bachchan will play Bradley Cooper’s role and Paresh Rawal will step into the shoes of Zach Galifianakis. Ritesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt and Katrina Kaif might join the gang too. The 4o plus actor whom we mentioned in our earlier post is Sanju Baba who is damn interested to get the remake rights for his production house.  

All we can say is what happens in Las Vegas, should stay in Las Vegas. And should never come to bollywood! 

imran khanLot of rumours and speculations have been doing the rounds regarding Imran Khan’s new films. And if the industry buzz is to believed, he is the next big thing! With Kidnap, Luck ( to be released soon) and 7 Days in Paris in the making, we will not be surprised if he goes back to Mamujaan to get his ass saved.

In an interview to Sunday Mid Day, Imran has clarified the status of his upcoming films. We can’t find the online link but have put it all here. Put an end to all those rumours and read on.

Zoya Akhtar’s film – It’s not true that I have signed on Zoya Akhtar’s film. Zoya has called me but I have not read or heard the narration. I am not saying whether it’s with Ranbir Kapoor or Farhan Akhtar yet.

Dibakar Banerjee’s film – He has told me a story but hasn’t written a screenplay yet. The cast he wants is with Abhay Deol and Katrina Kaif. It has no gay angle, Abhay isn’t playing a gay guy.

Puneet Malhotra’s film – Its a fuzzy, popcorn, date movie romcom that will start middle of october. With Sonam Kapoor, I have a feeling we will be good together. Its produced by Karan Johar and is titled I hate love stories.

Delhi Belly – Easily the most exciting film I have worked on. It also involved great deal of suffering with that damned beard and long hair. I dont know if the movie will make money or people will watch it. There is a fair chance that there will be protests and theatres will be burned (???). But it’s going to be awesome. I saw the first cut, its really a cool film.

Hmm. What he is saying about Delhi Belly, if its true, we are damn excited. Bring on the controversies. Let the theatres burn! Because other films are dull and boring. Click here and here to read our posts on his other films Luck & 7 Days in Paris.

Aamir Khan & Katrina Kaif

So is Aamir Khan all ready for the Guru Dutt biopic ? Well, he still has to say yes to the film. Ad filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has approached Aamir for the same and Anurag Kashyap is writing the script. Nothing has been finalised so far. But it seems he doesn’t mind bit of dress rehearsal. The pic is from the cover of Cineblitz magazine. Aamir Khan as Guru Dutt, hmmm, ok, we don’t have much choice. But Katrina Kaif as Waheeda Rehman ? WTF!! We can’t be so desperate. Just look at her. If only make up & photoshop could get the right expressions. Huh!

And here is the original one.

Pyaasa pic

Talking of Guru Dutt, here is an absolute favourite pic from his other classic Kagaz Ke Phool. So much expression packed in a pic. Aha…pure magic! Waheeda Rehman may keep on denying everything, from scratch to finish, but then how do you get such expressions ? Just acting. Rumours for her, life & death for him. They don’t make them like him any more.

Kagaz Ke Phool

Rensil D’Silva ? He is ad filmmaker & screenwriter ( Rang De Basanti, Luck ) and is making his directorial debut with Saif Ali, Kareena Kapoor & Vivek Oberoi in the lead. The film is titled Kurbaan ( earlier titled Jehad) and is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

new yorkHere is the dope. Rensil recently checked out Kabir Khan’s New York, the new film from Yashraj Films. And he was shocked to see that two scenes in New York are exactly the same as it is in his film Kurbaan. Now how is that possible ? He quickly called up Karan to inform him about it. Karan generally sends all his scripts to Aditya Chopra for his feedback. Well, the dots got connected soon.

Now, Rensil D’Silva doesnt know what to do. He can’t go back and re-shoot those two scenes. And if he keeps the same scenes, it will look like he copied it from New York. Which scenes ? Read on.

1) The scene where Nawajuddin is driving the car and Katrina Kaif is sitting next to him. The police guys stops the car and asks Nawajuddin to show his license. He doesn’t understand english and so reacts violently thinking that police guys are harassing him because he is a muslim.

2) The second scene is the one where John Abraham introduces Neil Nitin Mukesh to his group. He picks out the traitor in the group and tells him to run away. And then John turns to Neil and asks him to take aim at the guy.

First was Suchita Bhhatia and now its from Karan Johar. what is Aditya Chopra upto these days ?

Strangely, K Jo sold the distribution rights of his two forthcoming films Kurbaan & Wake Up Sid to UTV, instead of Yashraj films who have been distributing his films for long. And now this incident. Will K Jo trust Adi again ? The answer isn’t difficult to guess.

Katrina-KaifIts because of Aditya Chopra. The new mentor of Katrina Kaif.

It seems Katrina Kaif called up Aditya Chopra to get his feedback on the script of her new film 7 Days In Paris. As Salman Khan can’t do that one thing. He can surely call up his freinds and ask them to sign her. But he can’t make her quit a film unless she is doing a film opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

She had already signed the film and given a green signal to Sanjay Doom Gadhvi. Aditya Chopra read the script and realised that its a wrong film for Katrina. Because the first half of the film is all about walk the talk & talk the walk. Loaded with heavy dialogues. And so it will be much difficult for Katrina to carry such a role. The first half is much like Before Sunrise & Before Sunset.

Aditya Chopra told her to leave it or she might get really exposed. She is and should remain as Barbie Doll. The dialogue bit should happen haule haule…haule haule like love happened in Suriji’s life in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.  Katrina understood the situation and backed out of the film just a few days before the shoot.

Sanjay Gadhvi immediately tried his luck with Priyanka Chopra, who asked for Rs 5 cr. It was a straight NO. Kareena Kapoor and Asin were also approached but they said a polite no. Now it seems Genelia D’Souza has been signed to play the lead oppposite Imran Khan. The Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na pair is back again!

Click here to read our other post on 7 Days In Paris and why we think Imran Khan should be worried about this film.

new yorkto find out that circumcision comes from two latin words circum (meaning around) and caedere (meaning to cut). And New York is just “around” a triangle love story that has been “cut” to give some thrill. Story is by Aditya Chopra. Need we say more.

So let the right ones in. Kabir Khan. In. Irfan Khan. In. Katrina Kaif. In. Nawazuddin. In. John Abraham & Neil Nitin Mukesh ? They are cute. Get them in.

As a friend said what else do you expect from Yashraj Films ? They will romanticise terrorism too. And thats too little and too late. When the world is done with it and have moved ahead, we suddenly have woken up. In Kabir Khan’s New York, 9/11 seems just one more coincidence as there are such big holes in the film through which the twin towers can easily pass through. Too filmy, too convenient and too many unanswered questions. Here goes few which we could not digest. (Spoiler Alert)

FBI – at one point it detains anyone it wants. At other, it waits & waits & waits. For evidence. It negotiates with a terrorist. Oops, make that terrorist’s wife. Ganga gaye to gangadas, yamuna gaye to yamunadas.

John Abraham – even after nine months in jail, the hulk still has the bulk. Otherwise whats the point of shooting him nude, right ? The eye candy should score some ticket sales atleast.

College – Like in all hindi films, for two years, they all just sang “Hai junoon”. Much much later you get to know that John was studying architecture. And so he uses his architecture gyaan for cleaning windows!

Mom-dad – If I am not wrong, I did hear about John & Katrina’s parents. Katrina gave quite a long lecture on that. But even as they go through so much shit in life, their parents seem to be busy holidaying in Timbucktoo. More Casting ? Cut it.

Buck Fush – Except few people with placards in one shot, it doesnt feel like a story set in New York. You don’t even get to know the city & its politics. Its only there till college romance where foreign extras have been hired in good numbers.

Nawazuddin – The actor who packs more punches & definitely more emotions in one confession statement than the entire star cast & the complete film put togther. But the way he suddenly pops in & pops out, I am wondering why suddenly this dose of realism. His short story felt much more genuine than others. 

Kabir Khan’s debut film Kabul Express was also on the similar lines. Tackling a world issue in a commercial format. But this one is purely commercial trying to be seriously concerned. And this is just the beginning. More circumcision will soon follow. Rensil D’Silva with Qurbaan starring Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor & Viek Oberoi. And finally Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan starring Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol. Will they cut more or less or just around it ? 

Dvd recco – Watch Khuda Ke Liye. The Pakistani film was shoddily made but had its heart at the right place. Naseerduddin Shah’s debut film Yun Hota To Kya Hota was a collage of few stories that smoothly flowed in. From Hollywood, United 93 & Michael Moore’s brillant documenatry Fahrenheit 9/11 are must watch.

PS – Mayank Shekhar, what were you smoking ? 3.5 for this one ? We used to think Nikhat Kazmi & Taran Adarsh are the twin towers of film criticism. When did you join the gang ?