Friday, 21 February 2014

‘Race 2′ has been most challenging: Jaqueline Fernandez

Actress Jaqueline Fernandez considers “Race 2″ as her most challenging film and says a lot of hard work has gone into it.

“It is the most negative character I have played. It is very challenging to do something like that. I had to tackle each scene with an underlying thought that the character is concealing a deep dark secret. Every character is dark and that is the beauty of the film,” she said in an interview.

“It is a nice change. It’s something new to try. It was very challenging. To be this evil person and be negative, you have to work on yourself,” she added.

Comparing “Race 2″ to her previous hit “Housefull 2″, Jaqueline said: “‘Housefull 2′ was like a walk in the park. It was fun, everyone was having a good time. Everything was spontaneous. ‘Race 2′ is more calculative, you have to rehearse. You need to understand that certain messages need to be sent to the audience. So ‘Race 2′ was most challenging.”

With so many films crossing the Rs.100-crore-mark, Jaqueline feels the term is overrated now.

“I feel that a lot of films have crossed Rs.100 crore now, I think it has become overrated. Now we should talk about Rs.200 crore,” she said.

Asked how does she go about choosing scripts, Jaqueline said: “I don’t have any strategy, I just took whatever came my way. It just happened that these were fantastic offers which just came my way. Things have really started shaping up for me,” she said.

Directed by Abbas-Mustan, “Race 2″ also features Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ameesha Patel in prominent roles. – IANS



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Saturday, 15 February 2014

‘Satyamev Jayate’ has taken me closer to reality: Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan says that his hugely popular television series “Satyamev Jayate” has taken him closer to the reality of life in India.

“The show has brought me in touch with reality and taught me so much in the last two years that it can never be measured in money,” he said on the “Aap ki Adalat” show.

“As creative persons we entertain people, but we also feel we have to contribute to our society by bringing about improvement in the social fabric and inculcate better values,” he said.

“Two things are required to change India: one, all of us should change our attitude towards females, and two, we should not be self-centric and think about working in the larger interest.”

The actor admits he is an emotional person and often cried while working on the “Satyamev Jayate” show.

“I wept several times while shooting for ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and the shooting had to be halted. It was terrible when common people narrated their woes.

“Even when I go abroad, I feel homesick and start weeping,” he said.

The actor added that police had provided security to Mahvish, widow of Abdul Hakim, a resident of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh who was apparently killed by his wife’s family.

The couple had appeared in an episode of “Satymev Jayate” and spoken against honour killings.

Aamir said all five accused in the killing have been arrested and Mahvish, who is pregnant, was now getting police protection.

A doctor and a nurse have been assigned to take care of the widow, and if required she may be given treatment in a Delhi hospital, he added. – IANS



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Monday, 10 February 2014

Hrithik Roshan launches India’s first online film making course

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan launches India’s first online film making course WWI Virtual Academy at Whistling Woods International in Filmcity, Mumbai.

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Vidya Balan’s wedding plans speed up ‘Ghanchakkar’ schedule

The entire schedule of romantic comedy “Ghanchakkar” is said to have been planned in accordance to its lead actress Vidya Balan’s real life wedding plans.

In fact, her work in “Ghanchakkar” is being rush-completed in time for her wedding preparations. She is reportedly tying the knot with Siddharth Roy Kapur, managing director – Studios, Disney UTV, this month.

“It seems Vidya and Mr. Kapoor had chalked out the wedding plans long in advance. The only film that Vidya is currently shooting is ‘Ghanchakkar’. And since it is produced by UTV, it was convenient to co-ordinate her shooting schedule with her wedding date,” said a source.

The sources reveals that director Rajkumar Gupta, who has to be in his hometown Hazaribagh in Jharkhand for his younger brother’s wedding this week, would now have to rush back for last three days of Vidya’s shooting Dec 12-15.

After this, Vidya would take a longish sabbatical before returning to work, the source added.

Vidya’s work in “Ghanchakkar” will be over after the three-day shooting.

“It was all planned well in advance. The director Rajkumar Gupta, who is a very dear friend of Vidya and Emraan Hashmi, whom Vidya gets along with like a house on fire, has fully co-operated in ensuring Vidya completes her work in ‘Ghanchakkar’ before she takes time off,” said the source.

When contacted, Gupta was in the middle of his brother’s wedding festivities.

He admitted he had to rush back to Mumbai for the final three days’ shooting.

“Yes, we’ve to shoot from Dec 12-15. After that I’ve one week-long schedule in January. But Vidya is not required for that,” he said.

Asked if the schedules had to be worked out in-sync with Vidya’s wedding plans, he got evasive, and said: “The schedules were worked out well in advance, so that Vidya’s work was completed by the middle of December. Vidya has been with the project all through, giving a hundred percent of herself.” – IANS



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