Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • How Arjun Kapoor bagged 'Ishaqzaade'

    Unlike other star sons, Arjun Kapoor bagged his first film 'Ishaqzaade' via social network

    Being a star kid, you are bound to get attention and a proper launchpad in Bollywood. But for Arjun Kapoor, his filmi connections and being Boney Kapoor’s son didn’t come handy. Infact, Arjun bagged his debut film like most debutants nowadays- through social network.

    It is surprising that the young actor didn’t use his filmy connection to bag a role or ask his director father to launch him in a film. It was Yash Chopra’s casting director Shanoo Sharma who came across Arjun’s profile on Facebook and immediately short listed him. “Shanoo had no idea that he was Boney Kapoor’s son. After meeting Arjun, they were very sure that Arjun can very well fit into the part of a rustic and rebellious youth. After seeing his audition tapes, everyone at YashRaj was convinced that he fitted the part to the T,” says a source. 

    Watch: 'Ishaqzaade' Trailer

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  • Why was Kiran Rao miffed?

    Kiran Rao was upset when she came to know about 'behind the scenes' shoot at her house but later relented when Aamir intervened

    Being a private person, Kiran Rao wasn’t very kicked with the idea of letting the crew of  Aamir Khan’s debut TV showcase her house. Being a hands-on father Aamir has been working out of home, ever since his son Azad was born. So, all his pre-production work and research meetings have been happening at his residence.

    Like every show, the crew wanted to make a video of behind the scenes and shoot at his house. They wanted to show Aamir working on the show and discussing concepts. Since Aamir has put all his future projects on hold so that he can fully concentrate on the show, the crew decided to record those moments. But when Kiran Rao came to know of this, she was very peeved. “Kiran is a very private person and doesn’t want to show her house on national TV,” says a source

    However, she relented after Aamir Khan's intervened and explained to Kiran that the crew

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  • Y! Exclusive: 'Shanghai' trailer

  • Y! Exclusive: 'Department' trailer

    With this much awaited film, audiences will get to see the most deadly avatar of main leads superstar Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati, with their larger than life personas and showing that 'Bad' is cool.

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  • Band Baaja for Irrfan Khan

    The actor will play a band party member in his next opposite Aditi Rao Hydari

    After turning dacoit, Irrfan Khan’s next vocation is that of a wedding band party member. The actor is all set to be a part of a romantic comedy set in Lucknow. The film which is yet to be titled is slated to go on floor soon and will be shot entirely in Lucknow  will have very earthy rustic language and flavor of the city. The film will be directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Anjum Rizvi.

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    When asked about Irrfan’s role, the director says, “, “Irrfan plays a member of Saraswati Brass band that goes for weddings in Lucknow and he keeps on checking and wooing girls attending the wedding. People will see him in a light role after a long gap. I always had Irrfan in mind even while writing the script.”

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    Joining him in this rom-com will be Aditi Rao Hydari of London Paris New York. When asked about the unusual pairing Nair says, ““We were looking for a Read More »from Band Baaja for Irrfan Khan


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