Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • John shoots despite injury

    Despite being injured with a deep gash in his back, John Abraham kept shooting for Race 2

    While shooting a fight scene with professional South Indian fighter and former Mr.Universe Andrew, John Abraham was injured with a deep gash in his back that required up to 14 stitches. But being the professional he is, John kept shooting despite being in pain.Talking about the scene, ‘Race 2’ director Abbas says, "It’s a unique action sequence that hasn’t been seen in any film so far. John’s physique is such that it was necessary to get a competitor as good as him. When we did a research we found Andrew who’s a former Mr Universe. Both of them were trained for the sequence before they shot for it. When the action starts, a huge cage made of iron bars comes down.”

    Sources say that John was injured several times, but no one realised that till the days’ shoot was over. “Even when John got a 14 inch cut, we did not know it. Later, we thought we won’t be able to shoot for at least four-five days,

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  • Want to be a superstar? Here’s how

    'Kaanchi' will make the new girl a superstar, says the director of the film Subhash Ghai who is scouting for a fresh face

    Subhash Ghai is in a frantic search for a young girl to play the title role of his latest directorial venture Kaanchi which will go on floors soon. Kaanchi is a love story about a girl from the mountains who ends up in a fight with some powerful people.The film stars veteran stars like Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty.

    When asked what kind of a girl he wants for the female lead, he explained, “I am looking for a girl between 19 to 21 , medium height, with bright eyes  and who is extrovert by nature . We shall take care of rest with the help of a special training for the character.
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    The director is confident that whoever is selected will be the next superstar. “After going through the whole script of Kaanchi, we all are very sure that any girl who shall play this role will be superstar overnight after the release of film. This is the bestRead More »from Want to be a superstar? Here’s how
  • Did Arshad copy Imran’s look?

    Imran Khan and Arshad Warsi sport the same look for their respective films releasing on the same date

    Imran Khan and Arshad Warsi have lot in common. Apart from sharing the release date of their respective films, they also sport the same look in them. Imran plays a Haryanvi Jat in ‘Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola’ while Arshad plays the role of Mahender Fauji in Zilla Ghaziabad.

    The big question is who inspired whom? But the producer of ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’, Vinod Bachchan says, "When I saw the first look of Matru ki Bijli ka Mandola, I was really amazed by Imraan's look. This is really very surprising that both of them are seen in a same look for the film, we wanted to keep it exclusive for Arshad."

    In Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Imran had to pierce his ears and grow a beard to look his part of a Haryanvi Jat. Before the shoot, the star  had no idea that the training for the film would mean hanging out with five Jat boys from delhi to imbibe their language and mannerisms. Says a source, “ When Read More »from Did Arshad copy Imran’s look?
  • Vishal Karwal: Bigg Boss Wild card entry

    The model-turned-actor talks about the show as an entry into the Bigg Boss house on Saturday

    Model-turned-actor Vishal Karwal will enter the Bigg Boss house on Saturday as the second wild card entry. Vishal is being brought into the show to spice up things in the house. “Right now, I am not thinking about any game plan. I am going to take things as they come because in reality shows, planning doesn’t work,” he says.

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    Vishal rose to fame after he won the Roadies and later went on to win the MTV Splitsvilla. He has been diligently watching the show and feels that the audience will get to see the real Vishal Karwal. “I have been doing TV serials and reality shows but in Bigg Boss 6, people will get to see the way I am.”
    This is not the first time he has been approached for the show. He was approached in the earlier season too but he had turned it down for Dwarkadeesh, one of the last shows on NDTV Imagine.  “One thing I am certain of not doing on the show is Read More »from Vishal Karwal: Bigg Boss Wild card entry
  • ‘Recent crop not fit for action roles’

    Says Ajay Devgn who feels that the young generation doesn't look sturdy enough to do action roles

    Ajay Devgn is a busy man these days. Apart from promoting his film, the actor is in news over the tussle for screens with Yash Raj Films. His production house has taken the legal course to sort out the sharing of screens for 'Son of Sardar' which releases with 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' this Diwali. "I wanted to sort this matter out with the production house without creating negative publicity for any one of us," he says about the issue. The actors mood lightens up when asked about his film and how it is different from the Telugu version. In a candid chat, the actor talks about getting the first promo right, the current crop of actors and why the '100 crore' mark doesn't bother him.

    Excerpts from the interview:

    Why didn't you speak about the Yash Raj Films issue earlier?
    I am not a person who wants create controversy in the media. I wanted to sort this matter out with the production house

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