Thursday, 29 September 2011

Kissing isn't required in Indian cinema: Genelia

Sexy, sweet and a youth icon, Genelia D'souza is probably the only actress who can play a college-girl with ease by simply wearing her gorgeous smile and girlish attitude. It's her style and her USP. 

That's what makes Genelia a 'Force' to reckon with... In this exclusive interview with Madhureeta Mukherjee, she talks about being away from Hindi cinema, the cultural differences down south, her relationship with Riteish, and other link-ups. Read on...

Your sizzling chemistry with John is talk-of-the-town... 
l It is, isn't it? We're both very relaxed people and we don't bother about our perfect profiles on camera and looking perfect onscreen. There are a lot of intimate scenes in 'Force'. It's an action film, but it's also a love story between two mature people. There's a lot of sensuality in the film.

You've done intimate scenes, but what about kissing on-screen? 
I don't think onscreen kissing is required in Indian cinema. Most of the times it's done to attract eyeballs.

You're often typecast for your cute, bubbly image... 
I tried to break that with this film. My character is cute and bubbly but at the same time, it is very mature. People think being cute is being clueless. It's not like that. Cute people aren't dumb, and I want to prove that.

Your Bollywood films are far and few? 
I want to do more Bollywood films, but I also want to do films down south. For me, the language isn't the determining factor for choosing a film, it's the role. I'm part of 5 different film industries within India, and that's very rare.

So any plans of moving on to another industry, like Hollywood? 
Sure, if I get a good role in Hollywood, I'd love to do it. But there are so many industries within India, so I'm happy exploring everything there is here.

When do we see you do a 'Munni, Sheila' number? 
I don't think doing an item number is a necessity, but I'll do it if I'm required to. I won't ever do a sleazy number.

Over the years, you've been linked with Riteish Deshmukh. Now we hear talks of a wedding... 
Yeah, I think Riteish has over-powered all my other link-ups! I did my first film with him, and when you start your career with someone, you become friends. You aren't co-stars because you don't know what professionalism is, in that sense. So Riteish and I have maintained the friendship and if and when there is something to announce, I will announce it to the world.

To watch the complete interview, tune in to 'B Tonite' on Sept 30th, at 10pm only on zoOm - India's No.1 Bollywood channel. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Amitabh Bachchan : Indian actors popular overseas too

This Page is About Top Paid and Richest Bollywood Actors... Shah Rukh Khan was hugelypopular in Overseas markets (Specially US, .... Amitabh Bachchan - Angry Young man of 1970s went on to Become Second Superstar of Bollywood

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to make his Hollywood debut with Baz Luhrmann's " The Great Gatsby", says larger numbers of the global population watch Indian movies as opposed to Hollywood and that Indian actors are a recognizable force outside the country.
"Indian actors are a recognizable force outside Indian shores as well. I may be wrong in my assessment here, but it has been statistically proven that a larger number of the world population watches Indian movies as opposed to Hollywood - 3.8 billion to 3.2 billion," Big B posted on his blog.
The 68-year-old also said that there are many Indian stars who get more attention than their Hollywood counterparts in international projects. "Stars from India getting global celebrity managers is an individual decision. Perhaps you are unaware, but many already do. Hollywood is a richer entity and has the advantage of a more universal language, but there are several examples that I have been personally witness to, where the Indian stars, with all due respect, has garnered greater notice than his Hollywood counterpart," he added.
However Amitabh, who will be making a special appearance in "The Great Gatsby", feels it is obvious that in a Hollywood project, American actors will always get prominence. "At the end of the day we must remember a most basic fact. We are the Indian film industry and they are Hollywood from America. There shall always be a prominence to American actors in Hollywood, just as there is a prominence of Indian actors in Indian films. A ShahRukh, Salman or Aamir may well be an unknown face in one of the towns in midwest USA, but so would a Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise in Yavatmal or Giridih," he posted.
"How many foreign stars have you noticed gaining prominence in Hollywood apart from that odd Omar Sharif, Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee? Even British artists, which really should be considered, nationwise, as individuals from the same community, have a limited presence. "And how many Hollywood stars do we see in our films? Forget Hollywood, even artists from regional cinema in India have a rare presence in our own films - Hindi film artists in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam or Bengali films and vice versa," he added.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Check out the movies releasing today

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan stars Imran Khan, Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar in the lead roles. Produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films, the film is a romantic comedy set around a love triangle. Recently an official theatrical trailer was released on July 13th. And very soon the audience would be able to watch the movie after its release in September.

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
 Romantic comedy
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Cast: Imran Khan, Ali Zafar, Katrina Kaif, Tara D’Souza, Kanwaljeet Singh, Parikshat Sahni and Mahru Sheikh
Synopsis: A romantic comedy set amongst upper middle class families in northern India, the film is about a character named Kush Agnihotri who is frantically looking for an ideal Indian bride for his brother Luv Agnihotri, who stays far away in London.

In his quest, Kush goes through an array of wacky encounters with several families and potential brides until he finally finds that ‘perfect girl’ in Dimple Dixit, the craziest and wackiest girl he has ever known. Dixit and her family meet his family. Formalities get completed. Preparations proceed in full swing for the wedding. But just when things are falling in place, Kush falls in love with Dimple … his brothers’ bride-to-be.

What follows is a comical and unpredictable series of events in this unusual topsy-turvy tale of love. Actor John Abraham appears in a cameo role.

Genre: Drama
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Laurence Fishburne, Enrico Colantoni, Jude Law, Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Ehle
Synopsis: The film tracks the rapid progress of a lethal air-borne virus that kills within days of infecting humans. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. As the virus spreads around the world, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society that is coming apart.
Friends With Benefits
Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake and Patricia Clarkson
Synopsis: Jamie is a recruiter for a leading job agency in New York and Dylan works as an art director for a small internet company in Los Angeles. Jamie has the task of trying to recruit Dylan to interview for a job with GQ magazine in New York. She convinces Dylan to take up the job. After a fun night together exploring the city, Dylan decides to take up the job in new York. Soon, they quickly develop a platonic friendship and become buddies. But one night, while hanging out at Jamie’s apartment watching a romantic comedy, they get on the topic of sex and relationships and Dylan suggest a ‘no strings attached’ sex.
Soon, they become ‘friends with benefits,’ without the trappings of emotional attachment, or so they like to think. After some time, Jamie says that this is not what she wants ultimately and wants to date and be in a relationship. So, they stop fooling around. But, the events that follow make them realise that there is more to their ‘privileged’ friendship.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bodyguard rakes in $1.4 mn in North America

Salman Khan's latest Bollywood blockbuster Bodyguard has scored a gigantic opening in North America, raking in an astounding $1.4 million over its six-day debut period.

In less than one week, the Reliance Entertainment release has already surpassed the entire lifetime gross of his recent 
blockbuster hit Dabangg and has beaten the combined totals for his films Ready and Wanted.

Playing in 88 theatres across the US and Canada, the weekend collection for Bodyguard included $863,531 over the Friday-to-Sunday period and $1,051,132 across the Friday-to-Monday Labour Day holiday period.

Since opening on Aug 31, the action-romance has collected $1,361,790 and is expected to break the $2 million barrier in its second week.

The film's per-theatre average of $11,945 was by far the highest for any film in the North American Top 20 over the weekend.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Priyanka Chopra in Jaipur for a cause

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra, who is the UNICEF brand ambassador for the promotion of child and adolescent rights, went to Jaipur on Thursday for the cause. 

Part of the special campaign called Sabla, initiated by the government in collaboration with UNICEF, PC met adolescent girls and interacted with them about their problems. The actress also shot for an ad at the aganbari centre of a small village, Nanakpura. "I am honoured to be a part of this wonderful campaign for adolescent girls, to generate a sense of self worth and confidence in them," she said.