Stunt director Mahendra Verma talks about the intricacies of being a body double and how he choreographs dare devil stunts
While discussing an action scene in ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge’, the producer of the film, Sajid Nadiadwala made it clear that he wanted stunts a la ‘Matrix Reloaded’. The process involved 39 cameras shooting Salman from different directions and another motion control camera capturing him fighting six Akshays. The scene was performed and the film went on to be a hit. It started a new revolution in action choreography and the man responsible for it was Mahendra Verma.
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- Sayoni Sinha | Yahoo! India Movies – Tue 12 Jun, 2012 4:53 PM ISTMahendra Verma showing stunts for 'Ready'
Stunt director Mahendra Verma talks about the intricacies of being a body double and how he choreographs dare devil stuntsFrom jumping from a helicopter to diving into the ocean, Verma is a master of them all and given his expertise in orchestrating action sequences for films, one can't help but wonder whether or not he was one of those daredevils who took singular pleasure in jumping off the roof or swinging by a tree when he was younger. “I grew up watching Bruce Lee’s films. After coming back from the show, we wouldRead More »from The man who made Salman fly
- Sayoni Sinha | Yahoo! India Movies – Fri 8 Jun, 2012 3:58 PM IST
Ajay Devgn will be seen dancing with some tough-looking wrestlers in the 'Chalao Na Naino Se Baan Re' from 'Bol Bachchan'Read More »from Ajay grooves with pehelwans
For Bol Bachchan, Ajay Devgn has brought out his dancing shoes and has given the film his best moves. The actor who plays a pehelwan in the film will be seen in the song 'Chalao Na Naino Se Baan Re' wooing his lady love, Asin. The song is that it doesn’t boast of the regular, run-of-the-mill professional background dancers. Instead, there are some tough looking pehelwaans singing and dancing comically in the background.
Raju Khan, who choreographed the song, says, “There has been a major growth in Ajay Devgn as a dancer. Unlike earlier years where he was very shy, today he’s absolutely confident. He is well-versed with dancing and can grasp steps quickly. Also, having worked with him for over a decade now, I am very familiar with his body language. I know what will go down well with his personality and what will not suit his persona. For this particular number
- Sayoni Sinha | Yahoo! India Movies – Wed 6 Jun, 2012 5:37 PM IST
She’s draped in red velvet and her skin is the colour of Burma teak and Canadian cedar. Introducing the first in our special series on single-screen theatres in Mumbai
From the outside, Liberty Cinema looks like any ordinary single-screen theatre going about its daily business, fighting for survival. But nothing prepares you for the grandeur that awaits you inside. The first thing that strikes you is the red interiors complete with intrinsic woodwork, specially made out of Burma teak and Canadian cedar. In the lobby, a black and white mural celebrates the good looks and coiffed hair of yesteryear actors and a few meters beyond the mirrored snack counters is an exquisitely carved wooden door that leads you to the undulating shimmering curtain which first rose in March 21, 1949 to marvel cine-goers. Liberty has withstood the test of time, taking in ups and downs over six decades in a choppy ocean they call showbiz. Despite her age, this septuagenarian is as gorgeous as she was on the Read More »from Liberty Cinema
- Sayoni Sinha | Yahoo! India Movies – Tue 5 Jun, 2012 3:39 PM IST
The title track of 'Bol Bachchan' has Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan rendering their vocals to the song coupled with some famous one-liners from Bachchan's films
The title track from Rohit Shetty’s ‘Bol Bachchan’ has some of Big B’s cult dialogues has been doing the rounds for a while now. The track which features Amitabh Bachchan along with Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan is a peppy and fun song. The track which is also sung by the trio has a number of Big B’s famous one-liners which are being mouthed by none other than Bachchan Jr. Abhishek has added his own flavour to iconic lines like “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota” and “Daaru Peene Se Liver Kharab Hota Hai”.
The song from Bachchan’s earlier hit sees him popping out of a life-sized egg and the same scene will be replicated for 'Bol Bachchan' title track video as well. AB has rendered his vocals for the track and the song will also feature some of his evergreen iconic dialogues from 'Amar Akbar Anthony' and other films.This is the first Read More »from Mard Ko Dard again
- Sayoni Sinha | Yahoo! India Movies – Tue 29 May, 2012 10:01 AM ISTMeet the superstar’s trainer, Prashant Sawant, responsible for the nation’s most celebrated six-pack abs
As you step into the plush two-storey gym in one of the bylanes of Juhu, the first sight to greet you is the poster you see here, of Shahrukh Khan at his brawny best. As we wait to meet the man behind his transformation, we invite ourselves to explore the sprawling workout area which has every imaginable equipment to transform your body the way you desire. Before the man behind Bollywood’s most celebrated bodies could grace us, we’re escorted to his meeting room which has an illustrious wall of fame, where newspaper cutouts of interviews and articles fighting for space. So if we weren’t prepared with our research, just a glance at this wall would be enough to bring us up to speed. Then, clad in a white tee and track pants, the owner of the gym Prashant Sawant walks in and greets us. It would be easy to mistake him for just another struggler from one of the coffee shops in Oshiwara. Read More »from The man who SRK envies