Blog Posts by Sayoni Sinha

  • 'Not looking for image makeover'


    Imran Khan on his latest release, his learning curve and why he is not looking for an image makeover
    In the sequel to OUATIMD, Imran Khan plays Akshay Kumar's protege who is in love with his boss' girl. Sounds like a regular love story? Well, almost. Though the film has been trashed by the critics and the box-office results don't seem encouraging, Imran Khan role in the film has got mixed reviews.  Imran Khan, ostensibly the hero of this film, with his thin mustache and chocolate boy looks out of place as he tries to convince the audience with his 'tapoori' act. As he sits for a quick chat, here's what he has to say about this image makeover.

    How is the sequel different from the first part?
    It is not different at all since the film is a logical progression from the first part. The film takes off from where the first part left off-The rise of Shohaib.This film tells the story 18 years later when Shohaib is
    ruling Mumbai and has a new protege Aslam. Generally, there is a belief that sequelsRead More »from 'Not looking for image makeover'
  • Anurag's nine-year dream fulfilled


    The film maker has left no stone unturned to make sure 'Bombay Velvet' turns out to be an epic in its scale and magnitude

     
    Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma's Bombay Velvet is a realization of Anurag Kashyap's long cherished dream that he has lived day in and day out for the last nine years. The ace director made this revelation at the first ever press conference of the film in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where the first schedule of the film is currently underway. Anurag said, " This is my biggest film ever and when I was leaving for Sri Lanka, it hit me that my nine year dream was becoming real."  The film maker who has also spoken about the film being his most commercial ever, has left no stone unturned to make sure 'Bombay Velvet' turns out to be an epic in its scale and magnitude.
     
    Infact, Anurag's partner at Phantoms, co-producers of Bombay Velvet, Vikas Bahl added, "  When we got an idea about the scale of the film, our first worry was to find a place where we could make a film of such a Read More »from Anurag's nine-year dream fulfilled
  • Madras Cafe was challenging: Nargis Fakhri


    Nargis Fakhri talks about her role in 'Madras Cafe' and the research that went into it
    In 'Madras Cafe', Nargis Fakhri plays an international journalist  who enjoys direct access to the leader of the most influential rebel group  in Sri Lanka. It wasn't an easy role as she had to tread the jungles in heavy rain and shoot under trying circumstances, even ending up with high fever for a few days. A lot of research went in to get the character right. Right from scrounging the internet to actually meeting some journalist, Nargis put in  hours of research for her character.
    John's 'Madras Cafe' in hot water?

    Shooting the action sequences were quite an experience for her. While filming one scene where she is sitting inside a car and people are firing gun shots, some pieces of the glass came straight on her face. Luckily, no damage was done.Here's what she has to say.

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  • How John unlearned everything for Madras Cafe


    Director Shoojit Sircar's only brief to his actor for his role was to have a fresh approach. More

    In the film 'Madras Cafe' John plays an accomplished para-military officernewly recruited to the secret services with a mandate to execute covertintelligence operations to ensure the success of his country's peace accordwith a neighbouring state. While on mission, he deftly maneuvers hisresources to make significant breakthroughs amidst a scenario where the enemyhas no face. His only counsel is, "Don't get caught." Even beforeVikram can make sense of things, he finds himself embroiled deeper into the'game'.

    "Madras Cafe is Vikram's journey of uncovering the biggerconspiracy which pushed him to dangerous territory," says John Abraham. Here's what he has to say.


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  • John unlearns for Madras Café


    Director Shoojit Sircar's only brief to his actor for his role was to have a fresh approach. More

    In the film 'Madras Cafe' John plays an accomplished para-military officer newly recruited to the secret services with a mandate to execute covert intelligence operations to ensure the success of his country's peace accord with a neighbouring state. While on mission, he deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face. His only counsel is, "Don't get caught." Even before he can make sense of things, he finds himself embroiled deeper into the 'game'.

    "Madras Cafe is Vikram's journey of uncovering the bigger conspiracy which pushed him to dangerous territory," says John Abraham. Here's what he has to say.


    Part I


    Part II

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