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Delhi-6

The carpet was set, the barricades grounded, and the security tight. But nothing deterred girls to hoot with the highest tempo to shake hands, express their love and catch a glimpse of their bodyguard-clouded-star Abhishek Bachchan at the red-carpet premiere of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s ‘Delhi-6’ releasing Friday. Women from all age groups – married, college going and school going girls – filled the atmosphere with an electrifying energy to meet Abhsihek at PVR Priya here Thursday night.
‘Abhishek I love you’, ‘Abhishek marry me’, ‘Abhishek, you are the best’ were a few of the slogans the fair-sex aficionados couldn’t stop shouting when the whole star cast of ‘Delhi-6’ arrived at the event. ‘I have been here since the last three hours and I am not leaving the place until I shake hands with Abhishek,’ said Richa Yadav, a Class 12 student from DPS, Mathura Road, who finally managed to capture pictures of her star from the least distance across the barricade. Shouted a gang of eight girls from Delhi University: ‘Abhishek, you have to pick one from us. We won’t let you go.’ The actor himself was in a fix at the response. ‘It’s mind blowing. It’s amazing. I love Delhi and the turn out of the people here is fantastic. I hope it remains the same in theatres as well,’ said Abhishek, clad in a jet-black three-piece suit.
Written and directed by Mehra, the UTV produced film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Prem Chopra, Waheeda Rehman and Atul Kulkarni – who were also present at the do. Also present at the event were a bevy of Bollywood stars including, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor and movie’s producer Ronnie Screwala.

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February 20, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delhi 6

The starcast of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s most awaited flick Delhi 6 gathered at a suburban mall in Mumbai to flag off the promotions of the film. The promotions were kicked-off through an unique caravan. And while the director enjoyed the moment the leading pair of the film also shook a leg for their fans .Taking center stage at the promotional event were the leading pair of the film Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor. The two did all that was required of them.They posed for the shutter bugs, clicked pictures with their fans and also shook a leg to light up the occasion.
“We will be holding something called the Delhi mela (fate) with chaats and bangles it’s all part for the promotional activity of the film,” said Abhishek.
“It’s a people’s film effort yehi rahegi ki Abhishek aur Sonam India main ghoome aur is film ko promote kare (Our effort is only that Abhishek and Sonam promote the film an take it to the people).” said Rakeysh. Apart from pledging their combined support to promote their film through this caravan ride across the country, Abhishek and Sonam also share a mutual admiration for each other’s acting prowess.”I think Abhishek is a fabulous actor, I think I’m very fortunate to be doing my second film with him,” said Sonam.”Sonam is a seasoned veteran by the way she’s performed in the film,” said Abhishek.Here’s hoping the audiences feel the same once the film releases on February 20.

February 16, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big B slams slumdog millionaire

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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has criticised Slumdog Millionaire, the Golden-Globe winning movie which tells the rags-to-riches tale of an orphan from a Mumbai slum, for portraying India as a “Third World dirty underbelly developing nation”.”It’s just that the SM (Slumdog Millionaire) idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.
If the movie projects “India as a third world dirty underbelly developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky underbelly exists and thrives even in the mostdeveloped nations.”
“Conditions world over are so similar. Perceptions differ, but the reality of life and existence, unchanged. Comments for the film Slumdog Millionaire and the anger by some on its contents, prompt me to say the above,” Bachchan wrote.Bachchan recalled that the “commercial escapist world of Indian cinema” has vociferously battled for years, on the attention paid and adulation given to legendary Satyajit Ray at all prestigious film festivals of the West and not a word of appreciation for the entertaining mass-oriented box office blockbusters that were being churned out from Mumbai.
“The argument: Ray portrayed reality. The other escapism, fantasy and incredulous posturing. Unimpressive for Cannes, Berlin and Venice. But look at how rapidly all that is changing,” he said.Actor Irrfan Khan, who plays a police inspector in Slumdog Millionaire, has rejected criticism about the film and believes the reality of Indian poverty can’t be ignored.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | marketing | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Salman sayz Vivek an Idiot

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Salman spoke about his film experience and about Vivek Oberoi and about the Khan’z to a popular magazine.

Salman said Vivek is an Idiot…….Im not used to a particular group of people…he said where vivek was one among them.He said he is ok with the Bachans… ‘Ive did 2 films with Amitabh sir n one with Abishek Bachan.

Asked about his marriage with Katrina he said it wil happen whenever ……Salman was hot n his musclesa were bulging to the maximum. Salmaan s working with  Subhash in his film Yuvraaj which is going to get released this friday.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dostana REVIEW

Sizzling Hot!!!!

karan_johars_next_7-2johnSomewhere in the ’80s When Harry Met Sally attempted to answer the question that has plagued every woman and man since eternity – can two persons from the opposite sex be just friends?This week’s release Dostana also seeks to find an answer to a similar question that has troubled our little globalised and recession-ridden world – can two guys hugging and hanging out with each other ever be just friends? Because it seems like ‘the sex part always gets in the way.’
Of course Dostana is no patch on the Hollywood cult classic. But along the way it does give you enough reasons to laugh out. And when have we demanded anything more out of our (and specifically KJo’s) movies anyway? It tells the story of Sam (Abhishek Bachchan) a ne’er do well nurse at a hospital in Miami and a hot-bod photographer Kunal (John Abraham) who are looking for an apartment to move into. As luck would have it, they end up at the same house at the same time driving in the very same cab. They are tad disappointed when they are told that the house was not open for ‘baba log’ since there was a pretty young thing staying there.
Not left with much choice they decide to bluff about their sexuality and move in with Neha (Priyanka Chopra). As days pass, the three become great friends and begin spending a lot of time together.Meanwhile Neha loses her promotion to Abhimanyu Singh (Bobby Deol) who takes over as the boss of the magazine she works for. He assigns her an almost-impossible task, which she completes with a little help from our photographer hunk, and is left impressed.By the time the tub of interval popcorn makes its way to your seat you realise that the three leading men have fallen for our pretty damsel. Our two ‘gay’ men decide to pull out the daggers and get Abhimanyu out of the way. How and who manages to take Neha home forms the climax of the film.
Dostana bases itself on the premise that one lie can make for a heck of a good film. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Gol Maal was one such movie as were Mrs Doubtfire, Chachi 420 and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry among many others. So the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer is no landmark film in any sense. And sure enough you are bound to find influences of all these movies (and many more not listed here) in it.

October 29, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment