Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • Sanjay Dutt sings 'Qawwali' after 41 years


    Sanjay Dutt had earlier sung a Qawwali in his late father's film 'Reshma Aur Shera' in 1972


    Before his debut film ‘Rocky’, which went on to be a massive hit, Sanjay Dutt was seen as a child artist in the film ‘Reshma Aur Shera’ which starred his illustrious father, the late Shri Sunil Dutt. The 1972 film, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Waheeda Rehman and Rakhee, had small Sanju baba portray a brief role as a Qawwali singer. And today, after 41 years in the industry and over 150 films in his kitty the megastar has sung a qawali again in his upcoming film, Zanjeer.

    Dutt who will be seen reprising the iconic character of Sher Khan in this re-imagined version of Zanjeer has gone all-out for the film, donning a never-seen-before look. His look as Sher Khan which was revealed some time back in the trailer has already been loved by the audiences. And now to know that he will be seen in this Qawwali avatar just takes our excitement around the film several notches higher.

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  • What's Big B's 'Boss' connection?


    Amitabh Bachchan will introduce Akshay's character in 'Boss'. Here's more


    When two superstars get together, the result is bound to be nothing short than spectacular. Akshay Kumar’s new film 'Boss', has been getting a lot of attention since the time the film’s trailer was launched a few days ago. Now, the makers have added another trump card to the movie.
     
    Few days back, they managed to get none other than Amitabh Bachchan to do the complete voice over for the film and to also introduce the character of Boss in the movie. It’s no secret that Akshay has been a huge Bachchan fan over the years. In fact, he was the first actor to say that when it comes to the No. 1 title, it’s only been Amitabh Bachchan who’s been the crown king for so many years.
     
    In the film, Akshay’s character has a huge build-up before he makes an entry on screen. That build-up is done through a voice over that introduces the character.From the time the script was penned, the makers always believed that no one other than Read More »from What's Big B's 'Boss' connection?
  • 'This villain has a sense of humour'

    Manoj Bajpai talks about playing the villain with a comic twist in Satyagraha and the art of reinventing

    This is a busy year for Manoj Bajpai with 'Satyagraha' being his third film to release after 'Special 26' and 'Shootout At Wadala'. The actor has had his share of troubles when critics wrote him off after a couple of box-office duds like 'Fareb', 'Swami' and 'Acid Factory'. The turning point came with 'Raajneeti' where he bounced back with a stellar performance despite the ensemble cast. In 'Satyagraha', Manoj teams up yet again with Prakash Jha and dons the hats of a villain and a comic relief. As he sits for a quick chat, the actor talks about his challenging role and why he likes playing negative character.
     
    Excerpts from the interview:

    You play the villain yet again in Prakash
    Jha’s film. How is it different from your earlier roles?
    There is hardly any similarity with 'Raajneeti'. In the earlier film, it was a family feud and this is about politics and here, I also double up as a Read More »from 'This villain has a sense of humour'
  • ‘Prakashji’s dialogues are difficult’


    Ajay Devgn talks about the most challenging part of working in ‘Satyagraha’. Here’s more

    When Ajay Devgn walked out of Prakash Jha’s ‘Aarakshan’ citing date problems, people weren’t very surprised. It was quite known within the circles that Ajay was not happy with the way he had to play the second fiddle to Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in ‘Raajneeti’. Ajay who has teamed up with Prakash Jha a number of times to make hard-hitting films like ‘Gangaajal’, ‘Apaharan’ is back with ‘Satyagraha’ where he dons a number of shades for his character. As he sits for a quick chat, Ajay tells us why he chose to do another political drama and his role in the film.

    Excerpts from the interview:

    Why another political drama?
    It is not exactly a political drama. Politics in the backdrop but it is fabulous story to tell about the characters where my character who is an entrepreneur believes that greed is most important and greed is progress and how we channelize this greed and progress to inspire the youth

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  • Rishi-Ranbir to compete with each other?

    In 'Hand Uthake Nachche' from 'Besharam', the father-son duo is pitted against each other

    Now this is what we call a family affair; the Kapoors shaking a leg to a tune sung by Mika and older brother Daler Mehndi in Besharam.

    The two older Kapoors play bumbling cops on the trail of Babli, the filmi goon played by Ranbir in the film and the trio unite for a special dance number, Hand Uthake Nachche, where the two generations are pitted against each other in a jugalbandi. The song composed by Lalit Pandit will have Daler Mehndi voicing Rishi while Ranbir's part will be sung by Mika.

    A source close to the film's director Abhinav Kashyap told Mirror, "In the film Rishi and Neetu chase around Ranbir and the song will have a jugalbandi between the Kapoors reflecting the old v/s new theme."
    Ranbir is currently in Sri lanka shooting for Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet and is expected to arrive back in Mumbai by the end of this month for the song's schedule.

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