Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bipasha upset by Randeep's rash driving

Bipasha upset by Randeep's rash driving

Mumbai, Contrary to the reports published, Bipasha Basu says she is angry with Randeep Hooda for driving rashly and scaring the daylights out of her.

Randeep collided with Bipasha and John Abraham earlier this week when he drove his car at top speed inside Nitin Desai's studio in Karjat. While Bipasha and John were shooting for Vivek Agnihotri's "Goal" there, Randeep went to shoot for Ketan Mehta's "Rang Rasiya".

"And then they write that I was admiring the man's driving! Am I mad to admire such rash driving? To begin with, I don't know Randeep at all. Someone drove rashly, scaring the hell out of me, John and our respective staff," Bipasha told IANS.

"At the time it happened, we had no clue where that came from. We came to know later who it was. At that time I was very angry with the person driving the car, not admiring him, as reported in a daily."

Bipasha says that she has no fondness for reckless drivers.

"I'm not too fond of drivers who use the roads like their personal kingdom. I don't think it's right to drive like crazy, especially in a crowded place where people are shooting a film. I think anyone who does so should apologise."

Randeep isn't in a mood to oblige.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

KAAFILA is all set to release on August 10.

KAAFILA is all set to release on August 10. Besides other positives in the film, the USP lies in it's breathtaking stunts, especially the ship sequence which is integral to the film's plot. The man behind these stunts is Hanif Sheikh.

Hanif started as a stunt director with the film "Vatan" in 1992 starring Ajinkya Deo, Sujata Mehta, directed by Imran Khalid and produced by Dhansukh Patel.

His portfolio includes other films like Sarfarosh , Ghulam , Bandhan , Veergati , Judwa , Fareb , Madhosh , Dhund , Khamosh , MunnaBhai M.B.B.S , Hum To Mohhabat Karega , Baazi , Mela , Akele Hum Akele Tum , Gunehgar, Lage Raho Munnabahi , Do Aur Do Panch, Ikrarr, By chance etc.

According to him in Kaafila the stunts in the ship sequence are very memorable and adventurous. The entire stunt team took special training for this sequence to make sure that it seemed dramatic yet believable.

After some 'masti', Indra Kumar back with 'dhamaal'

After some 'masti', Indra Kumar back with 'dhamaal'

Indra Kumar is one film maker who has rarely missed making a mark in any of the films he has directed. In fact he has moved on as per the changing times, as witnessed in MASTI which was an out and out laugh riot based on male bonding.

Agreed that he couldn't create the same magic in atrocious PYAARE MOHAN but he looks all set to redeem himself with DHAMAAL which is finally getting ready to hit the marquee. After GOLMAAL, this is yet another film which has as many as five main protagonists. While Sanjay Dutt leads from the front, Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Javed Jaffrey and Aashish Chaudhary form the brat pack.

The film is also considered to be special since it doesn't have a single leading lady. DHAMAAL is looking at a September release.

Anupam Kher starrer BUDDHA MAR GAYA on August 17

Anupam Kher starrer BUDDHA MAR GAYA on August 17

Comedies continue to be made in dozens in Bollywood.

While CASH has already achieved a super-hit status for itself in the first week itself, there are many more comedies in months to come. One such film is Rahul Rawail's BUDDHA MAR GAYA which has been completed in record time and is now aiming at an August 17 release.

The film has an interesting plot of a dead man being kept away from being cremated due to some vested interests of his near and dear ones. This leads to innumerous hilarious situations as the dead man [played by Anupam Kher] is projected as someone who is alive and kicking. The partners in crime? Om Puri, Rakhi Sawant, Ranvir Shorey, Mukesh Tiwari and Murli Sharma.

Promotion of BUDDHA MAR GAYA has been kick started with a bang and if the first look is any indication, one can be rest assured that the film is going to be yet another laugh riot in the offering.

Adlabs Films to release CASH with a BIG bang

Following its successful entry into the domestic distribution business with films like Guru, Black Friday, Bheja Fry, Spider-Man 3 and more recently, Aap Ka Surroor, Adlabs is releasing Anubhav Sinha's CASH on August 3 worldwide.

CASH is a high octane heist thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa and features top stars like Ajay Devgan, Suneil Shetty, Esha Deol, Dia Mirza, Zayed Khan, Shamita Shetty and Riteish Deshmukh in pivotal roles.

CASH is one of the first films to be shot exclusively in the breathtaking locales of Cape Town in South Africa. The film has been supported whole heartedly by the South African Government and the local office of South African Tourism has been actively involved in promotion of the film. Looking at the trendy and stylish promos which are already making waves in Cinema Halls, audiences can expect never seen before action packed sequences like sky diving, kite surfing, skate boarding and fight scenes in the film.

CASH is the first film where Adlabs has ventured into centralized distribution and marketing of the film. The film is being distributed in territory of Mumbai, Delhi UP, Punjab and Overseas through distribution offices of Adlabs. Adlabs is targeting release of CASH on more than 800 screens making it one of the widest releases ever for Hindi films especially at a time when several big films from Hollywood and Bollywood are vying for screen space.

BIG Music & Home Entertainment has bought distribution rights of music and India Video while Reliance Entertainment has acquired worldwide satellite rights.

Director Anubhav Sinha's last film DUS generated rave reviews for its action sequences, cinematography and fabulous music. CASH is expected to further Anubhav's brand of sophisticated film making. Says the Director, 'We are extremely happy with tremendous efforts put in by the Adlabs distribution and marketing team for giving CASH an amazing pedestal from the perspective of distribution and marketing. CASH is a perfect example of how content, packaging, effective marketing and proactive teamwork across stakeholders can raise the awareness level and visibility of a film amongst the consumers.'

Says Sunir Kheterpal, COO � Adlabs Films Distribution, 'We are extremely happy with the way CASH has turned up and are fully geared to give a wide release to one of this year's most anticipated films. Apart from extensively leveraging Reliance ADA Group's presence across diverse distribution platforms, the marketing team at Adlabs has roped in multiple brands and media partners to build highly effective marketing campaign for CASH.'

Adlabs is gradually building a strong pipeline of releases in the current year. CASH will be followed by Willard Carol's Marigold, Priyadarshan's Dhol, Indra Kumar's Dhamaal, Sudhir Mishra's Khoya Khoya Chand, Manish Tiwary's Dil Dosti Etc, Manmohan Singh's Mitti Waajan Mardi and Mudassar Aziz's Dulha Mil Gaya.

Koffee With Karan Grand Finale with Aishwarya and Abhishek

Koffee With Karan Grand Finale with Aishwarya and Abhishek

The second season of Koffee With Karan ends with a grand finale which will have the golden couple – Aishwarya and Abhishek on the favorite couch. You can hate them or you can love them but can’t avoid them! And hope Karan gets some real news out of their mouth about their most secretive affair and marriage.


Other special attraction of the show includes awards for the best guest of this season in various sections like rapid fire and supporting guest. And there will be a special jury comprising of - Malaika Arora, Rahul Bose, Rohit Bal and Cyrus Broacha – to decide upon the prizes.

So keep your eyes open for the finale in August. For those who will miss Karan on television can relax as he will return with his next film planned with, needless to say, Shah Rukh Khan.

Sanjay Dutt gets Jail for 6 years

Sanjay Dutt gets Jail for 6 years

The axe has struck on Sanjay Dutt! The court has announced six years Rigorous Imprisonment to Sanjay Dutt for illegal possession of weapons in the 1993 blasts. The verdict by Judge PD Kode came as a shock to the actor and all his supporters.


Bollywood believes that the court was harsh on the actor. Though the actor was acquitted on terrorism accusations three months back, this verdict was real shock for Sanjay Dutt. The actor can still ask Supreme Court’s intervention in the case. Let us hope Sanju baba seeks the apex court’s help and gets acquitted once and for all.