Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • How Saif got his ‘Go Goa Gone’ look

    Saif will be seen playing a Russian mafia lord, Boris the Zombie Hunter. Here's more

    Saif Ali Khan’s new look in his upcoming film 'Go Goa Gone' has raised many eyebrows. Saif will be seen playing a Russian mafia lord, Boris the Zombie Hunter in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s next film, Go Goa Gone. The actor, who is known to not experiment with his hairstyle, has an all- blond avatar and an inked bod. Saif Ali Khan’s look for the zombie film was decided after much deliberation.

    A source close to producers says, “As Saif is playing a Russian mafia lord in the film, his look was very important. A lot of looks were tried. Different hairstyles with different hair colours were tested before he and directors decided to go for the blonde backcombed mafia look. Apart from beefing up for the role, he was required to learn a new language and get his body tattooed.”

    Source further added, “Saif is a thorough professional and he didn’t let his apprehensions come in the way. Off-screen Saif doesn't Read More »from How Saif got his ‘Go Goa Gone’ look
  • 'Learnt about life from films'

    Says Tamannah Bhatia who makes her Bollywood debut in 'Himmatwala' opposite Ajay Devgn

    It has been a busy day for Tamannah Bhatia as she promotes her upcoming film. As she takes a break and he runs to vanity van for a quick touch-up, we tag along for an interview. For an actress who is making her Bollywood debut, Tamannah is confident. But this air of self-assurance comes from years of working around the industry mechanisms. The actress who is making her Bollywood debut opposite Ajay Devgn in Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala' is a known face in the South. She made her acting debut in 'Chand Sa Roshan Chehra' in 2005 before flying down South and working in Tamil and Telugu films. As her hair gets styled, Tamannah chats with us about 'Himmatwala'. Here's the excerpts

    From Mumbai to South Indian films; how did that happen?

    I was in school and started my career with a Hindi film and post that south Indian offers started pouring in and the age that I was in, I was open to exploring new Read More »from 'Learnt about life from films'
  • When Holi played a spoilsport

    The rape scene in ‘Damini’ or Gabbar Singh’s attack in ‘Sholay’, here’s how Holi played a supporting role

    Compared to Dushera’s good-over-evil theme, the festival of colours is considered less dramatic and more convenient for plot development leading to the most crucial scene in the film. For decades, Bollywood has used the festival to conjure images of passion, love, happiness and even violence to some extent. Indian Cinema’s first tryst with the festival came in ‘Aan’(1950s) when the director went gung-ho about exploring Holi’s cinematic potential. From V Shantaram’s Navrag to Vijay Anand’s Guide, Holi has been evocatively to display the emotions of love and joy. But the festival has also been used to break the stereotypes thereby using the festival to darken the plot. Here’s our list.

    Damini: This is perhaps the most disturbing scene associated with the colourful festival. Director Raj Kumar Santoshi uses Holi as the dramatic turning point in his film where the son of a high-societyRead More »from When Holi played a spoilsport
  • Pee Cee to fly high

    Priyanka Chopra is all set to lend her voice to Klay Hall's action-packed animated film ‘Planes’

    Priyanka has been signed by Disney to lend her voice in a 3D animated film ‘Planes’. In the film, Priyanka’s character is called Ishani, the reigning Pan-Asian champion from India. Ishani is easy on the eyes, but ruthless in the skies. Thanks to her high-speed competitiveness and notable talent, she has amassed more than a billion loyal fans—including one rookie racer who turns to her for guidance. Exotic and mysterious, Ishani is full of surprises, but always has her eye on the prize.

    According to sources, the makers were looking for a voice from India who could do justice to the Asian character. “We decided to make India a stop on the race for two reasons: practicality—the planes needed to refuel in that region of the world—and aesthetics—India is a beautiful, exotic country that many of us had experienced.  We loved the opportunity to highlight the warmth of India’s people, colors and Read More »from Pee Cee to fly high
  • Making head of tales

    Neeraj Udhwani talks about his first break in Bollywood and why he doesn’t regret dropping out of college

    A script in Bollywood always comes after the director’s whims and the actor’s ambition. In the thriving film industry, which churns out more than 100 films a year, the script gets a step-motherly treatment and only the stars matter. Unless you are a high-flying writer, breaking through in Bollywood is a tedious process. For an industry where connections matter more than talent, script writers are the ignored lot.
    “It is difficult for a new writer to get a break because the industry is closed knit. You can only reach somewhere if you know someone,” says Neeraj Udhwani, writer of ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’. This is his first solo film as a writer. Earlier, he had co-written ‘Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji’ with Madhur Bhandarkar and assisted Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra. In a free-wheeling chat, Neeraj talks about his first break in Bollywood and why he doesn’t regret dropping out of college.Read More »from Making head of tales


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