Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • 'Had to break Arjun to find Parma'

    In a free-wheeling chat Arjun Kapoor tells us about his journey from fat to fit and his debut film

    In the air-conditioned rehearsal hall of Yash Raj Studios, the usually reticent son of Bonny and late Mona Kapoor is busy pulling his Ishaqzaade co-star Parineeti Chopra's leg during an interview. The budding actor has been all over the town, promoting his debut film whose fate will be decided on May 11th but for now he is happy with the media attention he is getting. For someone who started out with a dream to become a director, becoming an actor was a culmination of many processes- encouragement from a superstar, rigorous diet and workouts (Arjun was 140 kgs earlier)  and innumerable look test to finally become Parma. In a free-wheeling chat Arjun Kapoor tells us about his journey from fat to fit and his debut film.

    How Arjun bagged Ishaqzaade

    Excerpts from the interview:

    You are being touted as an actor to watch out for. How has life changed for you?

    Life hasn't changed

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  • 'I've donated sperm earlier'

    'Vicky Donor' lead Ayushman Khurana talks about his debut film and donating sperms on national television earlier

    When Shoojit Sircar was looking for a male lead for his film 'Vicky Donor', he was very clear about one thing- that he wanted someone who is spontaneous, chirpy and exudes North Indian charm and Ayushman  Khurana is just that. Clearly nervous about his debut film which hits the theatres this week, the actor hasn't abandoned his sense of humour and witty one-liners. It has been an eight-year long wait for him after his debut in MTV Roadies. But Ayushman is quick to clarify, "I did get few offers which were second lead roles. I wasn't kicked about playing the second fiddle and at times, the directors didn't want to cast me. Hence my wait was long."

    For someone who is used to grilling people (he has hosted shows on MTV and have co-hosted IPL3 with Gaurav Kapoor and Sameer Kochchar), Ayushman is still not used the idea of being on the other side. "I am more comfortable

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  • Adult-rated in Bollywood

    'Hate Story' sensation Paoli Dam talks about her debut film and the storm her promos have created

    For someone who is making her Bollywood debut, Bengali sensation Paoli Dam comes across as very confident. While the promos of 'Hate Story' had the whole nation girding its loins, Paoli is very non-committal about the whole controversy her bare-back has created. "Once you watch the film, you will realize that it is not just skin show. There are layers and dimensions to the character," she retorts, a bit flustered. This defensive demeanor perhaps has something to with the recent court diktat in her hometown Kolkata where all her bare-back posters have been covered with blue ink since they were 'indecent' and 'offensive'. Though love making scene on screen may be just that in Hollywood, in conservative India, a silver-screen 'lip lock' is enough to spark a riot. The controversy such films have caused reflects the existence of two India's — one at the heart of a sexual

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  • Trouble for Madhur Bhandarkar, again!

    A case has been filed against Madhur Bhandarkar for ‘stealing’ idea for ‘Fashion’


    It comes four years late but Madhur Bhandarkar is in hot water again. A complaint has been filed against him for allegedly stealing the plot and idea of Fashion from Seema Seth’s book El-Dorado which was published months before the release. The matter was being heard at a Metropolitian court since January before being transferred to a special court dealing with Copyright Act.


    A special court in Delhi passed the plea filed by the actress turned author who alleged that Fashion was a ‘clear-cut violation of the Copyright Act and has demanded a compensation of Rs2.5 crore. She has also made UTV Motion Pictures a party in the case.

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    However according to the book, the plot begins in Kolkata where an aspiring model wishes to go to Mumbai but her father opposes and mother supports. But the Seth alleges that the story of the film is the same and no permission was sought from

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  • AB-Sanju rock the shaadi

    Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt will perform on a masala shaadi number from 'Department'

    After the super-hit 'Kajra Re' from 'Bunty aur Babli', Amitabh Bachchan will shake his legs in ‘Kammo’ from the upcoming film ‘Department’ and giving him company in this band baaja baarat song is none other than Sanjay Dutt.
    Choreographed by Shabina Khan, this song will see Amitabh Bachchan dancing with abandon while Dutt will drum the dholak on the streets of Mumbai. The duo will be seen dancing in full street style like in a typical desi shaadi. The song has been rendered by none other than Bappa Lahiri and has been sung by Mika and Sudesh Bhosle.

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    The film is a story of a terrifying power struggle the police department. Amitabh Bachchan plays the character of Sarjeroa who is manipulative and deceptive whereas Mahadev played by Sanjay Dutt represents an ultra dynamic character whose power lies in his dual personality which he very successfully hides.

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