Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's official: Tees Maar Khan is a remake

We had earlier reported that Farah Khan's [ Images ] upcoming Tees Maar Khan seems to be a ripoff of Italian master Vittorio De Sica's After The Fox.

Now, it emerges that Khan and co-producers UTV have officially bought the remake rights from Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

"The plot of the film (of pretending to shoot a film to get away with a robbery) is the same as After The Fox, which is very funny," says Khan. "But for some reason, the film didn't do well at that point, I don't know why. And we've changed everything else. Akshay isn't a master of disguise, the girl isn't his sister, we're on a moving train, and the villains have been changed. Everything's made bigger and brighter, and more relevant to today's scenario."

"And I haven't tried even once to make Akshay act like Peter Sellers," she added.

Italian neorealist master De Sica, best known for the 1948 classic Bicycle Thieves, ventured into spoofy territory with After The Fox, a 1966 comedy featuring Peter Sellers as a master of disguise who mounts a fake film production in order to get away with a daring gold heist.

In the process, the filmmaker lampooned fellow filmmakers Michelangelo Antonioni [ Images ], Federico Fellini [ Images ] and himself, among various other cinematic luminaries. Clearly this gives Khan, the director of Om Shanti Om [ Images ], quite the room for Bollywood-spoofing.

"I'm always torn apart by critics for my stories, and this time I can say the joke's on them and the story is by Neil Simon," laughs Farah, two days ahead of Tees Maar Khan's release.

Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming Bejawada Rowdylu

Everyone knows that Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming Bejawada Rowdylu is shrouded in secrecy. Though RGV is mum about the cast and plot, we know that the movie is based on the gangsters in Vijayawada, where RGV spent his engineering college days. The title song of Bejawada Rowdylu is already out and RGV recently gave a link from his Twitter page, which showed an animated kid dancing to the song. RGV sent shivers down the spine of viewers when he showed the bloody politics of Rayalaseema region in Rakht Charitra. Sources reveal that Bejawada Rowdylu too will be blatant in showing the dark side of Vijayawada. The movie, even before taking shape, is drawing criticism from Vijayawada-based politicians, who allege RGV to be an irresponsible man who makes profits by showing violence on screen.Vamsi Mohan calls RGV mad fellow

Monday, December 20, 2010

Shah Rukh Khan
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It seems SRK still holds a grudge against Farah Khan. Why else would he at the recent Mumbai Police Mela, try and divert the crowd's attention away from Tees Maar Khan's publicity campaign?

While Shah Rukh's patch ups with Vishal Bhardwaj, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sunil Gavaskar and Aishwarya Rai have been the talk of town for a while, it seems the actor is in no mood to mend his differences with ex-best friend Farah Khan.

It appears as though King Khan is still upset with Farah for choosing Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan over him. On Sunday, at the Mumbai Police Mela in Andheri, Shah Rukh tried to sabotage Farah's Tees Maar Khan publicity campaign by diverting the crowd's attention.

Apparently, SRK, who was backstage at the time when Farah, Akshay and Katrina began the Tees Maar Khan act on stage, suddenly walked out into the audience, accompanied by his entourage of 8-10 bodyguards.

An eyewitness told Mumbai Mirror, "SRK and his bodyguards started walking towards the audience. Sab logon ka dhyaan SRK par chala gaya. And though they glanced at Farah, Akshay and Katrina, their attention was divided."

You wonder if Farah or Akshay noticed this. Says the eyewitness, "What could they do? Farah and Akshay just shrugged their shoulders and smiled."

All three Farah, Akshay and Katrina completed their act but Shah Rukh had definitely managed to steal the limelight away from them to a great extent.

Added the eyewitness, "Surely, SRK knew what he was doing. If a person of his stature walks into the audience, whose head wouldn't turn?"

Grapevine has it that SRK too is waiting with bated breath for Tees Maar Khan to release in theatres, to see if his absence in the film has any effect on its collections. But that's something only time will tell.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

mallika:malaika hot to me

Her gift of the gab only serves to heighten the charm of"mallika sherawat"Quotable quotes, fast and furious, emanate from Sherawat who clearly makes the day (noon, eve and night too) for pen pushers angling for a celeb with spunk.

Sample this one, for starters: "I'd like to seduce the whole country," states Mallika, speaking of 'Seduction 2011,' her enigmatic performance in the show slated for Dec 31, 2010 at a swanky five star hotel in Mumbai.

"I'm a salt of the Indian earth and my heart beats for my country, no matter where I stay," says Sherawat. "I'm like the tree whose branches and leaves are spread all over, but the roots are in India."

Peeved over allegations that a large section of telly viewers found her dances to be rather indecent Mallika sweetly socks it back stating, "Well, if you find it so vulgar, switch off your TV. Nobody has put a gun to your head and forced you to watch my performance."

When queried about whether she'd like to groove to 'Munni badnaam' or 'Sheila ki jawaani', Mallika states, "I'd go with whatever my fans want me to dance to. Their wish is my command."

A similar sounding name to Malaika, both famed for their seductive bit and sharp gyrations in chartbusters, Mallika, canny star that she is, squashes all comparisons between her and Arbaaz's spouse stating, "For me, Malaika is the hottest Khan."

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

From a nurse to a sex worker, it could be the most radical character overhaul in modern Hindi cinema.

From a nurse to a sex worker, it could be the most radical character overhaul in modern Hindi cinema.

Karan Johar’s remake of the 1990 film Agneepath starring Hrithik, is surely going to be a hell lot different from the Mukul Anand film that fetched Amitabh bachchan a National Award. We hear that to make the film appealing to the present-day movie aficionado, Karan has decided to dump the character of the nurse played by Madhavi in the original and replace it with a dark complexioned sex worker.

Whoa! That’s some character transformation.

But here’s the clincher. Karan has reportedly zeroed down onPriyanka chopra to play the role. We hear that PC will play a prostitute named Kaali in the remake.

Just a few weeks back, Karan had said that he can’t envision PC playing a nurse. Now we know what he had on his mind.

Mallika Sherawat is getting ready for theDhoom.

Mallika Sherawat is getting ready for the second season of the television show, Chak Dhoom Dhoom. She
tweeted, ':) welcomed by an awesome crowd in Baroda for Chak Dhoom Dhoom! Love u guys!'

She also posted the first look and a picture of her team.

The show hits the small screen in January.